August 5 would have been the 49th birthday of late Beastie Boys rapper Adam "MCA" Yauch. The influential rapper died last May after a lengthy battle with cancer, but left an indelible mark on early hip-hop, along with bandmates Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz. The three were especially known for their hilarious, experimental, and high-energy music videos, which defined the early years of MTV.
In honor of Yauch's birthday, check out seven of the best Beastie Boys videos.
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