Madonna pays tribute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

  • Madonna has paid tribute to Adam Yauch, the Beasties Boys rapper who lost his three-year battle against cancer at the age of 47 on Friday.

    The pop star praised Yauch, saying he was one of a kind and that the group had been important to her musical career.

    Yauch joined the Beastie Boys with rappers Mike D and Ad Roc in 1981 and performed under the alias MCA.

    The Beastie Boys have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide with hits such as (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) and No Sleep Till Brooklyn.