In Memory of Adam "MCA" Yauch

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Adam "MCA" Yauch (8/5/64 – 5/4/12)

It seems like just yesterday that founding Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch enticed us all to fight for our rights to party, or pledged that there would be no sleep till Brooklyn. After succumbing to his battle with cancer on May 5, 2012, the iconic MC was honored at the 2012 BET Awards. Here’s a look back at a few highlights from the pioneering rapper/producer/director’s career.

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