R.I.P. MCA

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Adam Yauch better known as MCA from The Beastie Boys has died from cancer. The Beastie Boys are considered The Beatles of hip-hop and were largely responsible for brining the genre to suburban America when they debuted in 1986 with their highly influential multi-platinum Licensed To Ill. When LL Cool J helped induct them into the Rock Hall of Fame this year he reminded the audience that it was the Beasties who gave his demo to Rick Rubin.Last year’s Hot Sauce Committee is their most current release and put them at the eight album mark. The Beasties are one of the longest living rap groups alongside peers like Public Enemy.