The news of Adam “M CA” Yauch’s passing spread quickly throughout the hip hop community. MCA had battled cancer for several years, before his passing today (May 4th.) Hip hop legend Rakim offered some words on the impact of MCA and the Beastie Boys and praised the group for helping push hip hop forward.
“There have been a lot of people who have molded the face and history of hip hop over the years, but no one can deny that my three dudes from New York City were paramount in taking it from a local thing and breaking it world wide,” Rakim said about the Beasties.
“Last saw my man at the [VH1] Hip Hop Honors Awards and he was upbeat, gracious and spiritual as always,” Rakim added. “R.I.P. to MCA…see you in the next one, brother.”
Contributor : Stephen Willis