The Beastie Boys
' MCA, real name Adam Yauch
, has died. The hip hop pioneer was 47. In 2009, MCA announced he was being treated for cancer of the parotid gland and a lymph node. He underwent surgery and radiation therapy. It is unclear as of this posting whether Yauch's death
was related to cancer. MCA co-founded Beastie Boys
in 1979 (yes, 1979) with Mike D, and Ad Rock, and went on to churn out some of the most iconic albums in hip-hop. ...