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Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Will: Late Rapper's Music Cannot Be Used In Advertising

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Adam Yauch's will prohibits the use of his music in advertisements.
Adam Yauch's will prohibits the use of his music in advertisements.

Adam "MCA" Yauch was known for doing things his own way -- and doing them well. It should perhaps come as no surprise, then, that the late Beastie Boys rapper's will explicitly prohibits the use of any of his music in advertising.

Yauch, who died on May 4 of this year after battling cancer, made clear that he doesn't want his life's work being used for corporate gains.

Rolling Stone acquired a copy of the document. Here's the key passage: "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes."

The Beastie Boys were inducted to the Rock Hall this year. In the weeks and months following MCA's passing, fans turned to the group's pioneering music and remembered his advocacy efforts for Tibet.

For more, including information on who Yauch left his estate to, head over to Rolling Stone. Enjoy Beastie Boys tracks in the gallery below.

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated the date of Yauch's death. The text has been corrected above.

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