The death of Adam Yauch, best known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, came as shock as he succumbed today to a three-year battle with salivary cancer. As music fans throughout the world mourn the legendary, inimitable MC, here at MTV, we’re paying tribute to one-third of one of the most influential hip-hop acts ever.
Tonight, MTV celebrated the life and career of MCA with “Adam Yauch: Remember A Beastie Boy,” an hour-long special live from the MTV Newsroom in New York. MTV’s Sway Calloway paid tribute to MCA with Beastie Boys music videos, performances, MTV moments and remembrances from his friends and fans such as Russell Simmons, who first signed the Beastie Boys, Rev Run and DMC, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Travis Barker, Donald Glover and more.
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