The rapper known as MCA succumbs to cancer at age 47.

The Beastie Boys, from left to right: Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch

I was concerned when Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, was unable to appear at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction last month due to cancer treatment. Now TMZ is reporting that Yauch has died at age 47. We lost a great one today.

In memoriam, I suggest you read Tom Breihan's recent tribute to "Check Your Head" for Stereogum and rock out to your favorite Beastie jams. I posted a few below to get you started. (via Pitchfork)