4 May 2012
Various news outlets are reporting that Adam Yauch (A.K.A. MCA) of the Beastie Boys has passed away after a long bout with cancer at the age of 47. Beyond his music with the Beastie Boys, Yauch is known for directing several music videos (under the name Nathanial Hörnblowér) and the band's 2006 live video Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!. Additionally, Yauch produced the Bad Brains' Build a Nation.