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Beastie Boy Adam 'MCA' Yauch Honored By New York State Senate (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated: 05/16/2012 12:05 pm

Beastie Boy New York State Senate

Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch was officially honored by the New York State Senate this week.

Young Senator Daniel Squadron, who represents Yauch's native Brooklyn Heights, introduced a resolution recognizing Yauch's contributions to music and political activism. The resolution reads in part:

WHEREAS, The music and message of the Beastie Boys evolved over the years, but they can't, they don't, they won't stop changing the face of hip-hop, of music, and of our culture; and

WHEREAS, The Beastie Boys 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 ended his speech with a reference probably too fresh for his elderly counterparts. "Whatever happens in the future, we know that Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys can't, won't, and don't stop. Thank you madame President."

The resolution passed the Senate, and a copy will be sent to Yauch's wife, Dechen Wengdu, and their daughter, Losel.

Yauch passed away earlier this month after a battle with cancer.

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