We were very excited to hear that there were plans to rename a park in Brooklyn after the late Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch. Especially when we had heard that Adam learned to ride a bike there many years ago! It's so fitting for such a cool dude!
Well, we're happy to announce that the ceremony has been held, and that the park is now officially known as Adam Yauch Park!
On hand to speak was Adam's mom, and also his fellow band-mate Ad-Rock (who spoke in the video above!)!
If was a small and relaxed ceremony, and it's the perfect way to remember someone who had been taken too soon!
While the two events are obviously not related, that is a sh*tload of negativity pouring on remaining Beastie Boy members Michael Diamond AKA Mike D, and Adam Horovitz AKA Ad-Rock.
The day before Beasite Adam Yauch passed away due to cancer complications, the iconic band was sued by Hip-Hop label TufAmerica, who claim the boys - along with Universal Music Group - illegally sampled sounds on their first two career-defining albums Licensed to Ill and Paul’s Boutique.