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File photo of Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys performing in Las Vegas

Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, 1964 – 2012

When we were kids, all we wanted was to be as cool as Adam Yauch. The Beastie Boy with the huskiest voice and the coolest bass lines, he was simply amazing. When we heard that he wasn’t able to attend this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where his group was deservedly inaugurated, we hoped that his cancer had not taken over. Tragically, this was the case.

We’ll miss you, MCA. All our thoughts and love are with his family, and of course Mike D and Ad Roc. But let’s not be sad: rejoice in the greatest distorted bassline of all time:

And let’s have a bit of this while we’re at it:

And how’s about a fuckin’ bit of this:


Rest In Peace, MCA.

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