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article imageBeastie Boys Adam Yauch to be honored at Brooklyn HipHop Festival

By Layne Weiss     May 17, 2013 in Entertainment
Brooklyn - The Brooklyn HipHop Festival will include a special tribute to late Beastie Boys member, Adam "MCA" Yauch, who lost his battle to cancer in May, 2011. The announcement was made Thursday via Twitter.
The 2013 Brooklyn HipHop Festival will include performances by HipHop greats such as Redman, Pusha T, EPMD, and Dizzy Wright.
The festival will take place from July 8-13 from various locations throughout Brooklyn, HipHopDX reports.
Details surrounding the tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch have not be revealed, it is now known that the head of the head of the Brooklyn Bodega reached out to the Beastie Boys to honor "MCA'"s culture and musc." He explained that every time they would try to put something together, the timing was never right, but this time everyone realized that they couldn't go another year without taking the time to honor "what MCA did for our culture and our music."
Adam "MCA' Yauch died in May 2012 at the age of 47. He had been in treatment for cancer since 2009.
"It is with great sadness that we can confirm that musician, rapper, activist, and director Adam 'MCA' Yauch, founding members of Beastie Boys, Milarepa Foundation, which produced the TIbetan Freedom Concert Benefits
, and many other projects, lost his nearly three battle with cancer.
On May 4, 2013, a Brooklyn Heights park was named in honor of Yauch, Billboard reports.
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