The Daily Grind Video

Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist, who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.

In his passing, I want to share a yogic prayer. 

This experience is tough for all of us to accept, but we know that we have only lost Adam in the physical world.  His gifts will live forever.  Adam is not dead because we’re not.  The eyes behind the eyes will always exist…your soul will always live.  Even though our bodies rejuvenate every single cell every seven years, our consciousness will exist for eternity.   There is one living, breathing journey of consciousness and we are all connected.  God is the everlasting ocean of consciousness and we are just cups of this ocean.  RIP MCA.

 —Russell Simmons

Photo Courtesy of glen E. friedman

(photo caption: Russell with Adam Yauch, the rest of the Beastie Boys and RunDMC. Hanging out on the roof of the original RUSH management and Def Jam Recordings office at 298 Elizabeth Street. photo session for the 1987 “Together Forever” tour.)