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Adam Yauch was born in New York on August 5, 1964. He formed the Beastie Boys with Mike D in 1981. They soon added Adam Horovitz to the group and went on to open for Madonna on her famous "Like a Virgin" tour. The Beastie Boys gained huge success with numerous genius albums and tours, then founded their own label "Grand Royal Records" in 1993. Inspired by his own extensive travels as well as the The Dalai Lama, Yauch became publicly passionate about the destructive, violent situation in Tibet and created "The Milarepa Fund" in 1994 to help promote awareness and generate support around the world. He organized the first "Tibetan Freedom Concert" in San Francisco in 1996, which he followed with years of a similar series in the United States and worldwide. His Milarepa Fund has raised large sums of money for the Tibetan cause and its nonviolent Buddhist struggle to maintain an actual state of existence on the planet. In May of 1998, he married Dechen Wangdu and they have, together, produced a daughter named Tenzin Losel Yauch. Yauch has influenced an entire generation of human souls to look deep within themselves in search of a greater truth and a peaceful, compassionate understanding of all that surrounds us.  See full bio on IMDb »

The Beastie Boys -- We're Not Wanted Anymore, So Someone Needs to Pay Our Lawyers

The Beastie Boys
We're Not Wanted Anymore So Someone Needs to Pay Our Lawyers

The Beastie Boys say they can't find work because of MCA's death ... and they're so strapped for cash they can't even fight in court without someone covering the bill. Here's the dilemma… READ MORE >

Beastie Boys -- Hello, Nasty Lawsuit ... Filed Day Before MCA's Death

Beastie Boys
Hello, Nasty Lawsuit ... Filed Day Before MCA Died

In what may be the worst-timed lawsuit EVER ... a record label has accused the Beastie Boys of stealing its artist's music on 2 of their biggest albums ... and it filed the suit just hours before… READ MORE >

- 1209 days ago
Madonna to Adam Yauch -- You Were an Inspiration

Madonna to Adam 'MCA' Yauch
You Were an Inspiration

Madonna and Adam "MCA" Yauch toured together all the way back in the 1980s ... and she calls the rapper a one of a kind performer and an inspiration to her career. The queen of pop told the… READ MORE >

- 1212 days ago
MCA Adam Yauch Dead -- Beastie Boys Rapper Dies at 47

'Beastie Boys' MCA
Dead at 47

11:30 AM PT -- MCA's publicist just released a statement, writing, "It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam 'MCA' Yauch ... passed away in his… READ MORE >

- 1213 days ago

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