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Beastie Boys' MCA Adam Yauch dies of cancer

LOS ANGELES — Adam Yauch, a co-founder of Grammy-winning hip-hop
giants the Beastie Boys, died Friday after a three-year battle with
cancer, the band's publicists said.The 47-year-old, better
known by his stage name MCA, died weeks after the pioneering white
hip-hop act were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, although
he was too ill to attend."It is with great sadness that we
confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "MCA" Yauch
... passed away in his native New York City this morning after a
near-three-year battle with cancer," said a statement.The
Beastie Boys sold over 40 million records and released four number one
albums, including the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200,
the band's 1986 debut full length, "Licensed To Ill."They
won three Grammys: two in 1998 — best rap performance and best
alternative music performance — a

Added: May-4-2012 Occurred On: May-4-2012
By: Cheeseman
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Tags: Beastie Boys', Adam Yauch, rap, hip hop, MCA, Music, Entertainment
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