RIP Adam 'MCA' Yauch - Beastie Boys

[UPDATED]: Coldplay have paid tribute to MCA with this beautiful rendition of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" at their Hollywood Bowl Show.

Beastie Boys co-founder Adam 'MCA' Yauch, has passed away at the age of 47, after a long battle with cancer. His influence was not just confined to the world of hip-hop or for music in general, he also established an independent film production and distribution company called Oscilloscope Laboratories. He would also have a hand in directing some of the Beastie Boys music videos under the alias of Nathaniel Hornblower.

I've put together a video playlist of some of my favourite Beastie Boys tracks and some great mixtapes inspired by the band. You can download the Z-Tip mixtape above and the Mick Boogie 'Grand Royal' mixtape by clicking the cover.

2nd photo from top taken by Terry Richardson

Cyclops by PandaKero [X-Men]

Samuel L. Jackson - The New York Times Magazine [Cover] Photo by Peter Yang