by Oli Price
|Adam Yauch (MCA)|
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|The Beastie Boys|
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Tributes to Yauch included a resolution passed by the New York State Senate to mark his passing:
WHEREAS it is the sense of this legislative body to honor and pay tribute to those individuals whose commitmen and creative talents have contributed to the entertainment and cultural enrichment of their community and the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, the rapper, musician, activist, film director and founder of the pioneering New York hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Manhattan at age 47; . . .
WHEREAS the music and message of the Beastie Boys evolved over the years but they can't, they don't, they won't stop changing the face of hip-hop, of music, and of our culture; . . .
RESOLVED that this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to mourn the death of famed rapper and activist Adam "MCA" Yauch . . .