Snapshot: Adam Yauch covers Rolling Stone magazine

To commemorate the recent passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch, Rolling Stone have picked the iconic Beastie Boys emcee to cover their newest issue. The cover story revisits Yauch’s extraordinary career and traces his progression from the young, punk-rap party-starter to the spiritually enlightened individual he became later in life.

The issue contains the first interviews given by fellow Beastie Boys Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond since MCA’s death, where they address their grief and the future of the band. Yauch’s friends and collaborators, including Spike Jonze, Rick Rubin, Billy Corgan, Mario Caldato, Jill Cuniff and Sheryl Crow, all remember the late rapper, too.

The new issue of Rolling Stone hits stands this Friday (May 25th).

[via Rolling Stone]