Adam Yauch, The Beastie Boys founder, dies at 47
Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, one of the three components of the group of rap and hip-hop, The Beastie Boys, has died of cancer at age 47 as reported by the American Society website TMZ.
Having spent several years fighting, Adam Yaunch, died Friday as a result of suffering lymphatic cancer since 2009 when he was diagnosed.
Although it seemed that this year would have good news, though on previous occasions had reported that the singer's health had improved, unfortunately, has not been the case.
Adam had surgery and radiotherapy in the parotid gland and lymph node since he was diagnosed with the disease. At that time, expressed hope and optimism: "My disease is very treatable".
As a result of the disease, The Beastie Boys canceled several of the shows that were scheduled in 2011 and delayed the release of the album "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt 2". Last month, the group had entered the Hall of Fame Rock and Roll, but Adam Yauch could not attend for health reasons.
The Beastie Boys was established in 1979 in New York, with Mike Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Roc). Their first songs as a group, while studying together in high school, were closer to hardcore-punk groups of the late U.S. 70, to rap. In 1981 they recorded his first album, hardcore punk style "Pollywog Stew" on the independent label punk Ratcag Records. In 1983, enter the world of hip-hop with the EP "Cooky Puss". In "License to ill" published in 1986, the group known worldwide fame getting a great critical success and sales. The album included the song "Fight for your right (to party)", becoming a theme of the band and perhaps the most recognized in their career.
The Beastie Boys has released nine albums in later years, including "Paul's Boutique" (1989), "Check Your Head" (1992) and "Ill Communication" (1994). In 1999 won two Grammys for best rap band for their song "Intergallactic" and their album "Hello Nasty".
The latest from The Beastie Boys, "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two", went on sale just over a year.
Throughout its nearly thirty year history, the New York group has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.
As a curiosity say that Adam Yauch was the filmmaker of all clips from The Beastie Boys under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower. He also had an extensive career as a film producer.