Why Famous: One of the founders of the hip hop group Beastie Boys, along with Mike D and Adam Horovitz.
They are Billboard's best-selling rap group ever,releasing albums from 1986 until Yauch's early death from cancer in 2012. The band disbanded out of respect to Yauch.
Biography: Adam Nathaniel Yauch was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist. He was best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He was frequently known by his stage name, MCA, and sometimes worked under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. (Wikipedia)
- 1998-05-31 Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York
- 1986-11-15 Beastie Boys release their debut album "Licensed to Ill" - 1st No. 1 rap album on Billboard charts
- 2012-04-14 Beastie Boys inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Adam Yauch too ill to attend
- 2013-05-03 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch