Beastie Boys’ MCA Dead: Music Community Bids Legendary Rapper Farewell
Many relied on Twitter to pay their respects, relate the impression he made upon their lives or quote his lyrics, from Hollywood directors to athletes, Ice-T and Snoop Dogg to Boy George and Duran Duran, old school rhyme partners like Rev Run to up-and-comers like his son Diggy Simmons.
For many, The Beastie Boys’ debut Licensed to Ill provided an introduction to hip-hop and fans followed Yauch’s transformation from hard-partying bad boy to Buddhist vegan, as we ourselves matured.
Browse through some of the music community’s most notable tweets below. MCA, you will be missed.
- Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) May 4, 2012
R I P Adam… I’m devastated.Praying for Adam Yauch’s family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!
- Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) May 4, 2012
WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MCA???? WOW!! Crazy… he was a beautiful brother to know
- Posdnuos De La Soul (@PlugWonDeLaSoul) May 4, 2012
Rest in peace MCA of the Beastie Boys. A pioneer, legend & OG that will be missed.
- Big Daddy Kane (@officialbdk) May 4, 2012
- ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 4, 2012
God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys.RIP
- COMMON (@common) May 4, 2012
RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life
- Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 4, 2012
Brass Monkey was the worst tasting liquor ever. And we drank it anyway. Cuz the song was so jamming. RIP MCA. #BeastieBoys4Life
- Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) May 4, 2012
- ALCHEMIST (@Alchemist) May 4, 2012
“Now my name is MCA I got a license to kill, I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill” Wooow… RIP
- Diggy(@diggy_simmons) May 4, 2012
RIP Adam Yauch. thanks for the amazing music,continual inspiration youtube.com/watch?v=Sts5Zr…
- Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) May 4, 2012
Such sad news about Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. A fellow Buddhist and part of hip hop history!! R.I.P!
- boygeorge (@BoyGeorge) May 4, 2012
Rest in Peace Adam Yauch. Our condolences to your friends and family: rollingstone.com/music/news/bea…
- Duran Duran (@duranduran) May 4, 2012
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