Adam Yauch / MCA - RIP
This article was posted by Haze 1 Year, 2 weeks, 3 days, 2 hours, 7 minutes ago.
Complex asked me to write a very brief piece that afternoon, which they posted here along with a host of other memorials.
It is hard to sum up the meaning of anyone’s life or work in a few brief paragraphs,
especially someone as truly diverse as Adam was on many levels.
I have so many memories of experiences together with Adam and the Beasties over the years,
from early NY Def Jam days in the ‘80s, our California days in both the ‘80s and ‘90s,
all the way through everyone’s return home to NY decades later.
I also have extensive archives of all the work we did together, both published and unpublished,
which I hope to organize and expand on at much greater length in the future…
But for now, I would just like to say Adam was not only a brilliant artist, but a deep and soulful person through and through.
His loss will continue to reverberate throughout our communities for some time,
and my sincerest condolences and best wishes to his Wife, Daughter and family, as well as to Mike and Adam.
His premature passing may be yet another testamant to the fleeting and fragile quality of life,
but it is also proof positive that one man, along with a few close friends, can radically impact the complexion of his generation,
leaving behind a profound body of work that will be perpetually upheld and appreciated in light of a history that will outlive us all.
Adam Yauch aka MCA aka Nathanial Hornblower…gone but never forgotten…Rest In Peace, Brother.
© Haze & 12ozProphet - Monday May 07, 2012