New York Senate honors Beastie Boy Adam Yauch
May 18th, 2012
02:25 PM ET

New York Senate honors Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

Brooklyn-born Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is getting posthumous props from his beloved city.

On Thursday, the New York Senate passed a resolution honoring the lifelong New Yorker’s accomplishments, according to MTV.

Yauch died of cancer earlier this month.

The resolution — officially billed as J4637 — was scribed by State Senator Daniel Squadron, who reps the BK neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, where the rapper, known as MCA, was born.

In a statement, he commended the MC - who was raised in Manhattan’s The Village and the Lower East Side - for helping make New York City cool in the ‘80s and ‘90s when many were tempted to write it off.

"The Beastie Boys became well-known in the innovative music scene in Manhattan's East Village and Lower East Side with a sound and a style all their own,” Squadron said. “[They] exemplified New York through a period in which grassroots creativity and a community of iconoclastic artists helped redefine and rejuvenate a city on the ropes, with iconic imagery from Brooklyn to Ludlow Street."

Squadron also acknowledged Yauch's activism via his Milarepa Fund and Oscilloscope Laboratories, which produced a doc about wannabe basketball stars competing at a tournament in New York’s famed Rucker Park.

He also called Yauch “a man of colossal talent and charisma."

"Adam Yauch is survived by his wife, Dechen Wengdu, and their daughter Losel," said the resolution. "He will be missed by his family, his fans and all who knew him; his dedication to his music, his activism and his heritage leaves an indelible legacy of inspiration for all other artists."

Yauch died May 4 at the age of 47.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. jesus

    You couldn't have your little battle on a different post? You pick the one about someone who died? I am disappointed in all of you. No more mr nice guy, you all are going to he!!. JC

    May 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Raid

    cc a manipulating c-0-ckroach. C-0-ckroaches don't die. Not even I can kill the m'fuker.

    May 20, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. @@charlie crack

    I dont know what ya talking bout. she like when i blow it in her face tho. Pow. shoot just like

    May 20, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. @ Charlie Crack

    I thought peace blew your azz up in the clubhouse ? Lmao

    May 20, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Charlie Crack

    Well i told you, peace, fix in tx, moondancer that every time i fck you. you gals won't wash. but that's ok. I love slipping it in dirty pu55y. its all i can get

    May 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Starrfire

    Me k.unt smells like rotted shrimp

    May 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @LC

    well it smells like fish from what was said. you carry much condoms? all that lying on your back is no good for you. can you spread it wide? lmao. R u a guy or a girl or you have both the parts?

    May 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael Calaizzo

    Adam defines what a Superstar should be.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael Calaizzo

    No dresses just raw tlent.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @LC

    Yea maybe, but it must the very tiny condoms for your

    May 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @LC

    Oh how can i 4get shrimp smell.lmao. have u washed today?

    May 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @LC

    R u cleaning you trailer? You're the one with ocd. How often do you wipe off you ph? do u still wear tents for dresses and did you ever got your teeth fixed? it was said you looked like a horse with them

    May 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Charlie Crack

    CNN got tired of my stupid fxxka55 friends and I. one fXXKa55 is above. We cry like babies bc the blogs are the only thing we have going for us.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LC

    Where's the while you were working? Cnn mad at the lousy trolls?lmao

    May 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |

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