Adam Nathaniel Yauch
(August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012
On Friday May 4th the artist known as "MCA" Adam Yauch passed away at the age of 47. This is truly a devastating loss for not only the music and Hip-Hop industry but for humanity in general. I remember my brother buying the LP for "Licensed to Ill" in 1986 and we would bounce around our bedroom pretending to rap for what seemed like hours, "(You gotta) Fight for your right to Party" seemed like the best idea I'd ever heard, I was ten at the time and didn't know what they truly meant but you can't argue with wanting to have fun. With the progression of time came newer releases "Paul's Boutique" "Check your head""Ill Communication", the guys grew as artists and grew away from the personas that were mostly manufactured by Rick Rubin. They were becoming husbands and fathers, and in the case of Adam Yauch humanitarian. I mourn the loss of having him be part of this world, but moreover I celebrate him. In all of the songs that I've heard from them I never heard negativity, never heard of killing people. All I ever heard was of having fun, of dancing.