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Celebrating MCA: SPIN Honors Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

Read our full catalog of stories and see our best photos on the one-year anniversary of the New York icon's death

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // May 4, 2013

It’s been a year since Adam “MCA” Yauch died at age 47 after a battle with salivary gland cancer. We’ll be blasting “B-Boy Bouillabaisse” today as we look back at one of the most remarkable careers in music history.

PHOTOS
Beastie Boys in Photos: 25 Years of Mad Genius
MCA Day: Photos of Brooklyn Celebrating Adam Yauch Park
Vintage Ricky Powell Photos From the ‘Paul’s Boutique’ Sessions

PLAYLIST
MCA, RIP: Hear His Beastie Boys Legacy in 15 Tracks

MEMORIALS
Generation Yauch
Love & Respect to the End: Santigold, Danny Brown, and More Artists Remember MCA

STORIES
The Story of Yo: The Oral History of the Beastie Boys, our September 1998 cover story
“Rock Hard”: Our original Beasties profile, from our July 1985 issue
Licensed to Ill: Crude Stories, the March 1987 cover, our first to star a rap group
Check Your Head: Living X-Tra Large, a year in L.A. with the Beasties for our May 1992 cover
Ill Communication: Boychiks in the Hoodie, by Charles Aaron, from our July 1994 issue
To The 5 Boroughs: Twilight of the Brats, our July 2004 cover story by Chuck Klosterman