1. Kanye West Sued Over Song Sampling

    September 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT A record label is suing Kanye West for what it claims are illegal song samples on the rapper's latest album. TufAmerica says two tracks on West's 2010 disc "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" include a bit from of "Hook an ...

  2. Beastie Boys' 'Licensed to Ill' Returns to Top 20 on Billboard 200

    May 09, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first rap album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart returns to the top 20 this week. Following the death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch on May 4, the band's 1986 album "Licensed to Ill" reenters the tally at No. 18 ...

  3. Beastie Boys' Album Sales Surge 1,235%, 'Licensed to Ill' Returns to Top 20

    May 09, 2012 11:02 AM EDT The first rap album ever to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart returns to the top 20 this week. Following the death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch on May 4, the band's 1986 album "Licensed to Ill" reenters the tally at ...

  4. Beastie Boys' Mike D on Adam Yauch's Passing: 'World Is In Need of Many More Like Him'

    May 08, 2012 7:41 AM EDT The third pillar of the Beastie Boys rap triumvirate Mike Diamond, AKA Mike D, posted a statement (below) on the Beastie Boys Facebook page on the passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died on Friday, May 4 . Diamond referred to Yauch as his ...

  5. Beastie Boys' Mike D Remembers Adam Yauch

    May 07, 2012 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three days after the death of Beastie Boys rapper Adam "MCA" Yauch, band mate Michael "Mike D" Diamond is sharing his grief. "I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or te ...

  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers Honor Beastie Boy Adam Yauch At Newark Gig

    May 05, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 RHCP paid tribute to the late Beastie Boy with two Beasties covers, heartfelt words, Kiedis' 'MCA' t-shirt and more. With most of the Beastie Boys ' "Check Your Head" blasting on the P.A. before the set even started and ...

  7. A Look at Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Career in Video and Film, With the Beasties and Beyond

    May 04, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Both with and beyond the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 -- made a name for himself in the world of documentary filmmaking, music videos and the business side of independent film. Yauch personal ...

  8. Adam Yauch's Death: Music Stars React On Twitter

    May 04, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 As news broke of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch's death Friday (May 4), music celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from sadness to shock to salutation -- from musicians via Twitter. Adam Yau ...

  9. Beastie Boys Reveal 'Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2' Tracklist

    October 25, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Originally slated for a September 2009 release, the Beastie Boys ' eighth studio album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," will now be released in spring 2011 as "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, " the rap trio announced today. The 16 ...