Rapper and bass guitarist known best by his stage name MCA, a founding member of the Beastie Boys. He also owned his own independent film production company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, before passing away from cancer in 2012.
He was self-taught on the bass and played his first show on his seventeenth birthday.
He was born into a half-Jewish and half-Catholic family, but he became a practicing Buddhist.
He married Dechen Wangdu on May 31, 1998, and they had one child together.
He and Mike D. were both members of the Beastie Boys.