Beastie Boys MCA a.k.a. Adam Yauch passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 47.
Like many I first heard the Beastie Boys when "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" became a huge hit in 1986. I remember getting the tape of Licence to Ill at the time and listening to it with my dad when we would drive to Tampa to pick my mom up from class; "Brass Monkey" was always a favorite. In fact, that is still probably my favorite Beastie Boys song to this day.
Rest well Adam.