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RIP MCA: Beastie Boys Rapper Dead at 47, Dominates Twitter


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RIP MCA: Beastie Boys Rapper Dead at 47, Dominates Twitter

The world has lost a legend — and Twitter knows it. Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, one third of the Beastie Boys , has died at 47, according to several sources close to the singer.

Within minutes of the news hitting Twitter, every single one of the top trending topics in the US referenced MCA or an album by the Beasties. It’s an honor Twitter users bestow rarely, if ever. Check it out:

In honor of MCA, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of our favorite Beasties tracks, playable below. What would you add? How else will you remember MCA? Let us know in the comments.

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Beastie Boys in images

The Beastie Boys on Greenwich Street #2

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