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Adam Yauch

Yauch in 2007
Background information
Birth name Adam Nathaniel Yauch
Also known as MCA, Nathanial Hörnblowér, Bloach, Abednego, Gary
Born (1964-08-05)August 5, 1964
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Died May 4, 2012(2012-05-04) (aged 47)
New York City, US[1]
Genres Hip hop, rap rock, hardcore punk, alternative hip hop, rock opera
Occupation(s) Rapper, musician, songwriter, director, film distributor
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, keyboard
Years active 1979–2012
Labels Def Jam, Grand Royal, Capitol
Associated acts Beastie Boys

It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism – because that's mainly what I've been exposed to – was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don't know, like, every last detail about Buddhism.
Adam Yauch
I feel that working with the camera and editing it is actually my strong suit.
Adam Yauch
That's the strange thing about making a record. You can be in one mood for an hour, put it on a record, and you're remembered that way.
Adam Yauch
I started feeling this little lump in my throat, like you would feel if you have swollen glands or something like that, like you'd feel if you have a cold, so I didn't really think it was anything.
Adam Yauch
Just as we were finishing 'Paul's Boutique' we got our own places, and I was going out to clubs a lot less. I got a bit more introverted and spent a lot more time on my own reading. I would just go down to the esoteric bookstore and wander around.
Adam Yauch
I want to say a little something that's long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.
Adam Yauch
When I hear Obama speak he just seems really sincere and he just seems like somebody who actually has his heart and his motivation in the right place. Forget about color or race or gender or whatever, he's got his heart in the right place.
Adam Yauch
I didn't realize how much harm I was doing back then and I think a lot of rap artists probably don't realize it now. I said a lot of stuff fooling around back then, and I saw it do a lot of harm.
Adam Yauch
I was always tearing stuff apart to see how it worked.
People need to be more aware of how they're affecting people.
I kind of remember a friend of mine saying, like, you guys should make a rap record. You know, because we were already making punk records. We were a punk band. And I kind of thought, that's crazy.
Adam Yauch
I love the flow of the game. There's a certain fluidity to basketball. I don't enjoy watching baseball or football in the same way.
Adam Yauch