So, how was your Cinco de Mayo? Mine was awful. Blame the morning of May 4. That’s when I found out Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys had died at 47.
As a student at an all-girls day school in Brooklyn, the first thing I learned about the Beastie Boys turned out to be untrue.
According to a yeshiva urban legend, two of the founding members of the Beastie Boys had attended The Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy in upper Manhattan. Some MTA students even claimed to know where the hip-hop pioneers had tagged the school with their handles.
Adam Yauch of the seminal hip-hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47 after battling cancer.
The Beastie Boys are to be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.