We’ve lost another pioneer to cancer. Adam “MCA” Yauch, the voice that helped transition the Beasties from goof rap to good rap, succumbed to cancer on May 5th, just a few days after his band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You will be missed. In honor of MCA, everyone do a beastie boy “AW YEAH”.

Here is an excellent obituary from Books Music on Yauch.