Breakdancing Tibetan Monks Honor The Beastie Boys’ MCA In Union Square

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since Adam “MCA” Yauch died of cancer at the far-too-young age of 47. To honor Adam’s life and work, New Yorkers celebrated the third annual “MCA Day” in Union Square this weekend. A practicing Buddhist and committed supporter of Tibetan independence from China (he helped create the Tibetan Freedom Concert), Adam’s ability to inspire through his music and activism was given the ultimate tribute when a group of Tibetan monks (or B-Boys dressed as monks) got up, got down, and killed it breakdancing to the Beastie’s “Ch-Check It Out.”

Apologies for the VVS:

MCA: 1964-2012. Still reminding us to check our heads, long after he’s gone.

[h/t Aryeh]

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