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New York State Senators Honor Adam Yauch in Advance of ‘MCA Day’

Adam Yauch
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

The New York State Senate passed a resolution this week to honor the work of the Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch, who died earlier this month from cancer of the parotid gland. Spin reports that State Senator Daniel Squadron wrote resolution J4637-2011 to remember the late rapper. The resolution was accepted by the legislative body on Tuesday, May 15,  just days before "MCA Day" takes over Union Square Park.

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Watch Kids Reenact Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Video

Kids Sabotage
Vimeo

Think you’ve seen all of the Beastie Boys tribute videos so far? Think again. One such tribute featuring kids reenacting the music video for 'Sabotage' is popping up all over the web. The great thing about the video is that it’s actually hilarious, not to mention incredibly well done.

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Trouble Funk Founder Explains Lawsuit Against Beastie Boys

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Brad Barket, Getty Images

On May 3, the day before Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch succumbed to cancer, the rap group was slapped with a copyright-infringement lawsuit from Tuf America, a publishing company representing Washington, D.C. go-go legends Trouble Funk. Now we have more insight as to why.

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Elton John Honors Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch in Concert

Elton John
YouTube

Elton John dedicated a song to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys at a recent Las Vegas show, where the legendary hitmaker told the audience about the time he discovered the trailblazing hip-hop trio.

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Beastie Boys Hit With a Lawsuit Over Samples on ‘Licensed to Ill’ + ‘Paul’s Boutique’

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Bryan Bedder, Getty Images

This is very poor timing. The Beastie Boys were slapped with a copyright-infringement lawsuit just one day before group member Adam 'MCA' Yauch passed away. According to AllHipHop.com, Tuf America filed the lawsuit on May 3 claiming the group unlawfully sampled portions of Trouble Funk's songs on two of their classic albums.

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Fun. Cover Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’

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Fueled By Ramen

Days after the passing of Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch, the music world (and beyond) is still reeling. The loss has inspired many musicians to cover songs by the rap trio, and now fun. has honored the late MC with a unique rendition of 'Sabotage.'

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Beastie Boys’ ‘Licensed to Ill’ Moves Up to No. 3 on iTunes Following MCA’s Passing

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Junko Kimura, Getty Images

When a death of a beloved music artist happens, it's not unusual for his or her music catalog to see a bump in sales. In the case of Adam Yauch, aka MCA, of the Beastie Boys, digital sales of the trio's albums skyrocketed on iTunes.

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Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz Remembers Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch on Beastie Boys Website

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Capitol Records

The death of Beastie Boys rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch has deeply affected the hip-hop community but no more so than the group's founding members. Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz went on the band's Tumblr page to eulogize his late friend and give thanks to their adorning fans.

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Best Beastie Boys Album – Readers Poll

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Hip-hop lost an influential icon when the death of Beastie Boy Adam 'MCA' Yauch was announced on May 4, 2012. The gravelly-voiced rapper was one part of the trio, along with Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz and Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, since they first broke out with their 1986 LP 'Licensed to Ill' until his last days on earth; he will forever be missed in the hearts of fans and music lovers alike. With the passing of MCA still fresh in our minds and our hearts, we want to know: In your personal opinion, which of the Beastie Boys' eight studio albums is their best body of work?

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance Pays Tribute to Beastie Boys + Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

Travie McCoy, Black Thought, Kid Rock
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

The Beastie Boys were inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, the same day that Adam 'MCA' Yauch was hospitalized for what would be the last time. Though Yauch couldn't attend and his bandmates didn't perform without him, Kid Rock, Travie McCoy and the Roots paid tribute to their musical legacy with a fun medley of the group's hits.

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