HAZE | NAMASTE’ | MCA-RIP | Memorial Billboard

June 12 2012 . 05:58pm

I was recently asked to create a memorial piece to honor MCA as part of the billboard project currently going on in LA.
The piece just went up yesterday at Santa Monica and Vine, and is the third in a trilogy behind Kaves and Shepard.
I was grateful to be given such a public forum to properly celebrate the life of my friend and collaborator Adam Yauch,
and hope that these memorials will reverberate among the community that continues to mourn his passing.


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AROE’s tribute to MCA of the Beastie Boys

May 12 2012 . 12:39am

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Beastie Boy MCA Has Cancer of Salivary Gland

July 20 2009 . 04:01pm



MCA, a.k.a. Adam Yauch, will need surgery and radiation to attack the cancer, which is located in his parotid gland and lymph node. The good news: Yauch says the cancer is localized, and that treatments won’t affect his voice. He describes the diagnosis as a "setback and a pain in the ass," but a treatable one.

According to the American Cancer Society, salivary gland cancer is rare: about 2 cases per 100,000 people per year in the United States, which is less than 1 percent of all cancer diagnoses. Says the ACS, "Two out of three salivary gland cancers are found in people who are 55 or older. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 64." Yauch is 45.

The American Cancer Society’s Salivary Gland Cancer Facts 

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