A children’s playground in Brooklyn, New York is set to be named after the late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch.
Yauch – otherwise known as ‘MCA’ – died in 2012. Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and succumbed to the disease on May 4, 2012, aged 47.
A ceremony to re-name the Palmetto Playground the Adam Yauch Playground will reportedly take place on Friday (May 3), writes the Brooklyn Heights Blog, a year after his death.
Yauch grew up in the Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood and visited the playground as a child.
Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys recently signed a deal to release their memoirs in 2015.
Random House imprint, Spiegel & Grau have said that the book is unlikely to follow the structure of a traditional biography, focusing instead on a “pastiche of voices, images, irreverent humor and pop-culture reference points”.
Julie Grau of Spiegel and Grau said the two remaining members of the act are “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience.”
“There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up,” she said in an interview. The book will be edited by Sacha Jenkins, a hip-hop journalist, and will be loosely structured as an oral history of the group from their beginnings in the music industry to the death of Yauch.