Ill Rhymes for MCA of the Beastie Boys

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Today we learned the sad news that Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the [mp3com-artist]Beastie Boys[/mp3com-artist]) passed away. Some of the true pioneers of hip hop, the [mp3com-artist]Beastie Boys[/mp3com-artist] were the first rap group to crack the Billboard 200 charts with their debut album Licensed to Ill. In honor of Adam Yauch’s memory we’ve compiled a playlist […]

Adam Yauch of American hip-hop group Beastie Boys performs on stage during the Live Earth concert in 2007 (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Today we learned the sad news that Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the [mp3com-artist]Beastie Boys[/mp3com-artist]) passed away. Some of the true pioneers of hip hop, the [mp3com-artist]Beastie Boys[/mp3com-artist] were the first rap group to crack the Billboard 200 charts with their debut album Licensed to Ill. In honor of Adam Yauch’s memory we’ve compiled a playlist of our favorite hip hop tracks from the MP3.com database. So throw on these tunes and raise a toast to OG MC, MCA.

[mp3com-download url=”http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/206454192/Outro.mp3″ artist=”88-Keys” song=”Outro” email=”none”/]

[mp3com-download url=”http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/487582180/Hard%2BAs%2BThey%2BCome%2B%2528Act%2BI%2529%2Bf.%2BFreddie%2BGibbs.mp3″ artist=”CunninLynguists” song=”Hard As They Come (Act I) f. Freddie Gibbs” email=”none”/]

[mp3com-download url=”http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/206449304/Wasting%2BMy%2BMinutes%2Bft.%2BKid%2BCudi.mp3″ artist=”88-Keys” song=”Wasting My Minutes ft. Kid Cudi” email=”none”/]

[mp3com-download url=”http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/197342266/Hide%2BOut.mp3″ artist=”Klitbeats” song=”Hide Out” email=”none”/]

[mp3com-download url=”http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/397341888/Home%2BAlone.mp3″ artist=”Dom Kennedy” song=”Home Alone” email=”none”/]

[mp3com-download url=”http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/278966715/Spittin%2BIn%2BThe%2BWind%2BRemix%2528prod.%2Bby%2BfLako%2529.mp3″ artist=”Versis” song=”Spittin In The Wind Remix(prod. by fLako)” email=”none”/]

[mp3com-download url=”http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/513815719/Nostalgia.mp3″ artist=”Brous One” song=”Nostalgia” email=”none”/]

And for a little taste of the man himself, here’s the video for Licensed to Ill classic “Fight For Your Right”:

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