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Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys. image by Ros O'Gorman

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys. image by Ros O'Gorman

Adam Yauch Honored By New York State Legislature

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 18, 2012

in News

The New York State Legislature in Albany has passed a resolution honoring the late Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys. image by Ros O'Gorman

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys. image by Ros O'Gorman

Here is the text (in full legalese) of the resolution:

J4637-2011 Text
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of famed rapper and activist
Adam “MCA” Yauch

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor and pay trib
ute to those individuals whose commitment 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, activ
ist, 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;
and

WHEREAS, Adam Nathaniel Yauch was born on August 5, 1964, and raised
in Brooklyn Heights; he was the son of Frances Yauch, a social worker,
and Noel Yauch, an architect and painter, and attended Edward R. Murrow
High School in Midwood; and

WHEREAS, Adam Yauch taught himself the bass guitar while growing up
and joined the Beastie Boys, originally a hardcore punk outfit, playing
his first show with the group when he was just 17 years old in 1981; and

WHEREAS, The Beastie Boys became well-known in the innovative music
scene in Manhattan’s East Village and Lower East Side with a sound and a
style all their own; and

WHEREAS, The album “Licensed to Ill” was the first hip-hop album to
top the Billboard chart; and

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; and

WHEREAS, The Beastie Boys exemplified New York through a period in
which grassroots creativity and a community of iconoclastic artists
helped redefine and rejuvenate a city on the ropes, with iconic imagery
from Brooklyn to Ludlow Street; and

WHEREAS, Having consistently produced multi-million selling albums and
receiving Grammy awards, in April 2012 the Beastie Boys were inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Adam Yauch was unable to attend
due to deteriorating health; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his contributions to music, Adam Yauch was an
activist and founder of the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting awareness about abuses in Tibet and against Tibe
tans, and later in life became a successful filmmaker, founding Oscillo
scope Laboratories, an independent film distribution company; and

WHEREAS, A man of colossal talent and charisma, Adam Yauch is survived
by his wife, Dechen Wengdu, and their daughter, Losel; he will be missed
by his family, his fans and all who knew him; his dedication to his
music, his activism, and his heritage leaves an indelible legacy of
inspiration for all other artists; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of famed rapper and activist Adam “MCA” Yauch; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran
smitted to the family of Adam Yauch.

Yauch died on May 4 from cancer at the age of 47.

VVN Music

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