Full Name: Adam Nathaniel Yauch [MCA/Nathanial Hörnblowér]
Why Famous: Best known by his stage name, MCA, Yauch was 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.
Yauch also occasionally used the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér.
- 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