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Adam Yauch dies
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, best known the world over as the thoughtful, witty, in-your-face rapper MCA, died Friday. Yauch, who had been battling cancer for the last three years, was part of a trio of New York rappers whose music starting in the 1980s transformed the budding genre and helped take hip-hop nationwide. Though he achieved fame with the Beastie Boys, as their fame grew, he directed his energy toward his lifelong passion: Buddhism and Tibetan independence.