Rolling Stone is reporting the death today of rapper Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

Both of us at All American Blogger were fans of Yauch and the Beastie Boys. It’s sad when someone with talent dies too young. Our hearts go out to his famiy.

Here is, arguably, some of Adam Yauch’s best work.