It’s only been a day since Adam “MCA” Yauch lost his battle with cancer, but tributes have already flooded the internet and airwaves. Hundreds of fellow musicians shared their admiration for the influential emcee, and Sway hosted a broadcast dedicated to the Beastie Boy on MTV last night.
Coldplay performed the trio’s single ”(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” last night at the Hollywood Bowl and posted it to their YouTube page. The stripped-down version reminds us that though Yauch, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond wrote absurdly hilarious lyrics, the trio also was able to carefully compose terrific melodies.
Watch as Chris Martin sings a touching rendition of the Beastie Boys’ song as a tribute to the late emcee below.