(AllHipHop News) DJ Hurricane, who was the original DJ for The Beastie Boys has released a statement on the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch.
MCA died from complications of lymph-node cancer on May 4.
DJ Hurricane reminisced on the good times he shared with MCA, whom he met as a part of Run-DMC’s entourage in 1986, on the “Raising Hell” tour.
DJ Hurricane was selected to be the replacement for Dr. Dre (of Yo MTV Raps!), who was disenfranchised with life on the road.
“As I mourn my friend, Adam Yauch aka MCA, I send my heartfelt condolences to his wife, daughter and loving parents,” DJ Hurricane told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “I think of all of the good times we shared that I will cherish forever.”
DJ Hurricane was afforded the opportunity to travel around the world with The Beastie Boys on their “Licensed To Ill Tour” in 1987, as well as a world tour supporting their album “Ill Communication” in 1994-1995.
He also released his critically acclaimed 1995 album The Hurra on The Beastie Boys’ boys imprint, Grand Royal Records.
“We rocked so many stages together: from Jerusalem to Italy to North America to South America to Japan to Australia and New Zealand; we toured the world several times over and I thank you for taking me on that journey,” DJ Hurricane said.
“I am heartbroken, but will never forget the times we shared, as we grew from being kids to responsible adults. R.I.P. MCA I LOVE YOU……… You will be missed dearly.”