UPDATE: WFNX will be playing blocks of MCA tributes throughout the day, as well as a full hour of Beasties tracks tonight at 11pm.
As many outlets are now reporting, ADAM YAUCH aka MCA of the BEASTIE BOYS has passed away at the age of 47. Yauch has battled with a cancerous parotid glad for the past three years, but it's yet unknown if his death is tied to the cancer. Truly sad and jarring news for anyone of my generation (and the generations before and after as well, really) who grew up during the days when MTV actually played music video and hip-hop was actually hip-hop, where the Beasties existed above and beyond the rest.
WFNX Radio 101.7 has been playing Beasties tracks over the past hour, and TJ Connolly, Red Sox DJ at Fenway Park, has promised a healthy selection of MCA material during tonight's game against the Orioles.
tj connelly @senatorjohn
if you want to hear some Beastie Boys songs turned up real loud i suggest you make your way to Fenway Park tonight. #ripmca #fuckcancer