When I heard of Adam Yauch's (MCA of The Beastie Boys) passing, I was devastated. I can distinctly remember hearing "Fight For Your Right" for the first time at my first girl-boy party in the sixth grade, and thinking; "what is this? It's incredible!" And that was it - I was hooked for life!
I'm extremely thankfull for getting to see them live not once, but twice, and would like to say thank you to Adam and the boys for enriching my life in such a way. These artists have also paid their condolences in the form of these fantastic tributes that I found on Creep Machine. Rest in peace, my brotha!