Adam Yauch, better known as MCA to fans of the mega-popular rap-rock group the Beastie Boys, has ensured in his last will and testament that any music or likeness of music produced by, recorded by or associated with the Beastie Boys will never be used in commercials or any other media to sell a product.
So what’s that mean? Unlike what happened with artists like Louis Armstrong, Kurt Cobain, Joey Ramone and Joe Strummer, MCA will never have his music used to hawk Oxy Clean during an episode of Breaking Bad.
The official document reads:
“Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.”
What a bad ass. Even after death, he’s still taking a stand against mainstream consumerism? That’s our kind of guy!
Brb, going to listen to Fight For Your Right on repeat…