Remembering Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch: A video tribute
Along with his bandmates, Yauch was “responsible for rap’s first big move from the New York streets to the manicured lawns of American suburbs,” says Christopher R. Weingarten at SPIN. His death at such a young age hits especially hard, says Kyle Buchanan at New York, as Yauch “managed to pack that short lifetime with so many indelible accomplishments”: Grammy Awards, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and more. Among Yauch and the Boys’ most celebrated contributions are their innovative, ground-breaking music videos, several of which Yauch directed himself under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower.
As fans and the music industry mourn Yauch’s death, here’s a look back at some of the Beastie Boys’ most iconic music videos