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Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink as Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s Will Blocks Songs from Being Used in Ads
Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink as Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s Will Blocks Songs from Being Used in Ads
While fans may argue whether the Beastie Boys are more hip-hop or rock, one thing that’s unanimous: They never sold out. And if the late Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s will is followed, they never will. The ‘Fight for Your Right’ rapper’s last will and testament bans his music from being used in ads.
Beastie Boys Hit With a Lawsuit Over Samples on ‘Licensed to Ill’ + ‘Paul’s Boutique’
Beastie Boys Hit With a Lawsuit Over Samples on ‘Licensed to Ill’ + ‘Paul’s Boutique’
This is very poor timing. The Beastie Boys were slapped with a copyright-infringement lawsuit just one day before group member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch passed away. According to AllHipHop.com, Tuf America filed the lawsuit on May 3 claiming the group unlawfully sampled portions of Trouble Funk’s songs on two of their classic albums.