Adam Yauch of American hip-hop group Beastie Boys performs on stage during the Live Earth concert in 2007 (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Today we learned the sad news that Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) passed away. Some of the true pioneers of hip hop, the Beastie Boys were the first rap group to crack the Billboard 200 charts with their debut album Licensed to Ill. In honor of Adam Yauch’s memory we’ve compiled a playlist of our favorite hip hop tracks from the MP3.com database. So throw on these tunes and raise a toast to OG MC, MCA.
And for a little taste of the man himself, here’s the video for Licensed to Ill classic “Fight For Your Right”:
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