Adam Yauch Movies and Career Information

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Aug 05, 1964
Brooklyn
Actor, Director and Producer

Adam Andrew Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced /ˈjaʊk/), (born August 5, 1964), is a founding member of hip hop trio the Beastie Boys. He is frequently known by his stage name, MCA, and other pseudonyms such as Nathanial Hörnblowér and Bloach. Yauch, an only child, was born in New York City, New York. He learned to play the bass, and played his first show with the Beastie Boys — then still playing hardcore punk in the vein of Reagan Youth — on his 17th birthday, while still attending Edward R. Murrow High School in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. He attended Bard College, but later dropped out. By the time Yauch was 22, producer Rick Rubin had taken the Beastie Boys under his wing and they had released their first album on Def Jam Records as a hip hop trio. The Beastie Boys have become one of the most successful rap groups ever. In 2007, Yauch went to work on Build a Nation, the comeback album from hardcore punk band Bad Brains. Yauch has stated that Bad Brains had great influence on his musical career. Although he has Jewish roots, Yauch is a Buddhist. On July 20, 2009, Yauch announced that he is being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node and was planning to

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