Brooklyn, N.Y., has played a huge part in the development of hip-hop, which is probably why there are so many "Brooklyn songs" in existence. Artists such as Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Foxy Brown, Beastie Boys and the late Notorious B.I.G., among many others, have put their beloved hometown on the rap map.
While fans may argue whether the Beastie Boys are more hip-hop or rock, one thing that's unanimous: They never sold out. And if the late Adam 'MCA' Yauch's will is followed, they never will. The 'Fight for Your Right' rapper's last will and testament bans his music from being used in ads.
For Beastie Boys fans around the world, the loss of Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch has been an incredibly difficult thing to get over. A flood of tributes have surfaced over the last few weeks by famous musicians such as Cee Lo Green and Elton John, as well as covers by cute kids.
Yet, the loss has hit the hardest for the remaining members of the Beastie Boys -- Ad-Rock and Mike D -- who recently addressed MCA's passing for first time in the newest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
Cee Lo Green joined forces with his rap group Goodie Mob to perform 'Fight to Win,' a new track from the newly reunited hip-hop icons at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. While onstage, Goodie Mob seized the moment and paid tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch.
There are hundreds of Beastie Boys tributes on the Internet, including our favorite 'Sabotage' clip by some adorable kids. But a cool video recently surfaced of a rare unaired performance from the trio.
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