Don’t expect to hear MCA’s rhymes in a non-Beasties project anytime soon — or ever — as Adam Yauch’s will definitively prevented it. Rolling Stone says the will reads “in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes,” specifying that the “any music or any artistic property created by me” was a handwritten addition. The 47-year-old Yauch died in May, three years after being diagnosed with cancer.
Filmmaker and recording artist Adam Yauch speaks onstage at the Apple Soho store on May 2, 2008 in New York City. Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of the Beastie Boys has died May 4, 2012 after battling cancer. He was 47. Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images