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Beastie Boys in Los Angeles: A map of landmarks 'from here to Gardena' (in honor of Adam 'MCA' Yauch)

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Beastie Boys at Sundance in 2006. Adam Yauch (center) died on May 4, 2012.

Despite their New York beginnings, the Beastie Boys have put roots down all over Los Angeles. 

In honor of the late Adam Yauch, who passed away Friday morning after a near three-year battle with cancer, we've put together a MCA tribute map of the most important Beastie Boys landmarks around the city.


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...On the map...

G-Son Studios
This creative space in Atwater Village is where the Beastie Boys recorded their 1992 album "Check Your Head."

Created by Mike D. of the Beastie Boys, this high-end t-shirt and men's clothing store changed hands a number of years ago.

Capitol Records
Capitol released the Beastie Boys' album "Paul's Boutique" in 1989 and held the group's album release party on the iconic building's roof.

Hollywood Palladium
The Beastie Boys played their first show as headliners in Los Angeles at the Palladium with Run-DMC and Grandmaster Flash.

Beastie Boys throw a mannequin into the L.A. River
The trio's scene was edited out from the "Sabotage" video and later restored in the Beastie Boys Video anthology, a mannequin is thrown off an overpass and into the L.A. River.

Netty's Girl
The Echo Park lake is where a young Mike D. sang his solo underground hit, "Netty's Girl," while in a paddle-boat.

Grand Royal Records Party
The Beastie Boys had their Grand Royal Records Party at the Los Feliz Golf Course in the mid 1990s.

"I'm the illest ___ from here to Gardena"
A fan-favorite lyric from "So What'cha Want" off of the 1992 release "Check Your Head."

The Record Plant
The recording studio where the Beastie Boys created and mixed a portion of "Paul's Boutique."


Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch dead at 47

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Filmmaker and recording artist Adam Yauch speaks onstage at the Apple Soho store on May 2, 2008 in New York City.

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch has died at age 47, reports Rolling Stone.  

The co-founder of the groundbreaking hip-hop trio had been undergoing treatment for cancer. Yauch, or "MCA," was diagnosed in 2009 after a tumor was found in his salivary gland.

In April, the rapper, activist, and dreamboat sat out the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony, which also included Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, and others, is set to air on HBO this weekend

This week in 2011, Yauch with long-time bandmates Mike Diamond "Mike D" and Adam Horowitz "Ad-Rock," released the Beastie Boys album "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2" which debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 2.

Diamond's 17-day audio/visual art festival at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary is set to close this weekend. Calls regarding special tributes or memorials were not immediately returned.