On May 4, 2012 the Adam “MCA” Yauch lost his battle with cancer, and the music world lost a true visionary. I cannot put into words what sort of effect that the Beastie Boys have meant to me over the years. A true New Yorker through and through, MCA was the glue that kept the Beasties together. Adam is survived by his wife and his daughter, and our prayers are with them.
Although MCA is gone, his music will live on forever. My Beatport Chart for May is a tribute to MCA and to the sounds that I grew up on. RIP MCA.