Brooklyn Park Dedicated To Late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch Park BrooklynPalmetto Playground in New York was filled with fans, friends and family of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch today when it was re-named in his honor a year after his death on May 4, 2012.

Fellow B-Boy Adam Horovitz remembered Yauch for his warm personality and individuality as a musician at the Brooklyn playground on Columbia Place & State Street, now called “Adam Yauch Park,” where his friend and bandmate learned to ride his bike as a kid.

“It’s fitting that we’re here today to dedicate a playground to Adam Yauch, because like the Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys are for the children,” Horovitz joked. “I’d like to thank the New York Parks Department and the people of Brooklyn for honoring my friend and brother and recognizing how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids.”

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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Succumbs To Cancer (August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)

The first time I ever heard and recognized rap, it was from the Beastie Boys. Since I’m old but not that old, this was in the 90’s, after the release of the B-Boys’ first two albums.

Granted, my era of Ill Communication and Hello Nasty is nothing to disregard.

Mix Master Mike, Adam Horovitz, Mike D, and Adam Yauch kept their eclectic music train going well into this decade.

All the members of The Beastie Boys are pivotal, and writing about the demise of one does not come easily.

Adam “MCA” Yauch was a practicing Buddhist, philanthropist, and one hell of a bassist and rapper. And not just a white rapper. A rapper, period (check out Stereogum’s list of his greatest moments).

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