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MCA Memorial Billboard by Haze

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 12, 2012
New York City-based artist and designer Eric Haze headed west to Los Angeles as part of the continued outpouring of condolences and visual homages for Adam Yauch – perhaps better known by his emcee moniker MCA. Located on Santa Monica and Vine,...

Shepard Fairey x Glen E. Friedman MCA Tribute Billboards

ArtsComments ⋅ May 31, 2012
To honor the late Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, Shepard Fairey has created several tributes to the hip-hop pioneer. Appearing in a number of locations across Los Angeles, the billboards make use of a Glen E. Friedman photo alongside art cle...

James Winters: Sabotage Adam “MCA” Yauch Tribute Video

MusicComments ⋅ May 15, 2012
There has been no shortage of emotion in the recent outpouring of love and support as Beastie Boys fans, and the industry alike has mourned the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch. The latest tribute comes in the form of a music video homage crea...

Gary Warnett: THE BEASTIE EFFECT

EditorialComments ⋅ May 7, 2012
Just as some sites seem to have fostered Kitty Genovese syndrome on a global scale, with hordes more likely to whip out the phone to film before they’ll ever call for help, I’ve long felt that social media has a tendency to sustain grieving to the po...

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Passes Away at 47

MusicComments ⋅ May 4, 2012
Adam Yauch, known by his emcee moniker MCA and member of storied hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, has passed away tragically at the age of 47, after a three-year battle with cancer. Known not only for his incredible work as a musician, Yauch directed m...