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Posts Tagged ‘Adam Yauch’

Not a Peep From Grantland About Junior Seau

It’s been three Internet days since the suicide of former Chargers great Junior Seau. Ever since the story broke, we’ve been waiting to get Grantland’s take on the tragic and potentially game-altering death. So far, nothing. We recognize Grantland often takes the long view on stories like these. But still. No blog post? No media roundup? Nothing?

Adam Yauch‘s obit was up before Seau’s. On a site primarily known for its sports coverage. Not good.

Grantland’s editorial base is in Los Angeles. It may just be the highest profile literary operation running on this side of the country. Junior Seau was a USC grad and a Southern California icon. This is your home turf, Grantland. Time to step it up and at least acknowledge the loss of a local hall-of-famer. Take your time with the big think piece–if you have one in the works. But if Deadspin, based in New York, has been able to dig up some decent Seau narratives, it shouldn’t take you guys three working days to pull together something. You’re in Southern California. This would be a good time to demonstrate you’re of Southern California.

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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Dead at 47

Yauch, also known as MCA, died today, May 4, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47.

Yauch is best known as a founding member of the trailblazing rap trio the Beastie Boys.

The news was announced on Global Grind, a web site run by music mogul Russell Simmons. It was Simmons’ Def Jam Records that in 1986 released the Beastie Boys’ legendary first album, “Licensed to Ill.”

In 2009, Yauch was diagnosed with a a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland. Soon after his diagnosis, he released a video announcing the news to his fans.

Yauch was a filmmaker as well as a musician, Under the pseudonym “Nathanial Hörnblowér”, Yauch directed many of the Beastie Boys’ music videos. In 2002, he founded the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.