Adam Nathaniel Yauch, known by his stage name MCA, is a rapper, bassist, filmmaker and a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. Yauch founded the Oscilloscope Laboratory, an independent film production and distribution company headquartered in New York City. As a Buddhist, he participated in the Tibetan independence movement and organization of the Free Tibet Concert. He died in 2012 of parotid gland cancer.
|Birth name||Adam Nathaniel Yauch|
|Also known as||MC Adam, MCA, Nathanial Hörnblowér, Bloach, Abednego|
|Born||August 5, 1964, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Died||May 4, 2012, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, rap rock, hardcore punk, alternative hip hop, rock opera|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, rapper, songwriter, director, film distributor|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboard|
|Associated acts||Beastie Boys|
|Website||Adam Yauch's Official site|
|IMDb||Adam Yauch's IMDb|
Rapper and bass guitarist known best by his stage name MCA, a founding member of the Beastie Boys. He also owned his own independent film production company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, before passing away from cancer in 2012.
He was self-taught on the bass and played his first show on his seventeenth birthday.
He was born into a half-Jewish and half-Catholic family, but he became a practicing Buddhist.
He married Dechen Wangdu on May 31, 1998, and they had one child together.
He and Mike D. were both members of the Beastie Boys.
- Beastie Boys member
- Tibetan Buddhists of the United States
- Rock rap musician
- Jews in punk rock
- American punk rock bass guitarist
- Alternative hip-hop musician
- Convert to Buddhism
- Alumni of Bard College
- American baritone
- American music video director
- Feminist musicians
- American rapper
Latest information about Adam Yauch updated on May 10 2021.