Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch

Profession: Rocker

United States of America

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.

Born: August 5, 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Died: May 4, 2012 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Cancer

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)

Married Life

  • 1998-05-31 Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

Historical Events in the Life of Adam Yauch

  • 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

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