Fascinating statement reflective of the life of late, great Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and the mission of the Beastie Boys. DNAinfo.com has the story:
The pioneering rapper, whose real name is Adam Yauch, instructed in his will that his image, music and any art he created could not be used for advertising, saving himself from the fate of other deceased musicians whose faces and songs have become corporate shills.
Yauch’s will, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate Court, says the Brooklyn native’s entire fortune of $6.4 million should be placed in a trust for his wife, Dechen Yauch, and their 13-year-old daughter. It also says Dechen has the right to sell and manage his artistic property.
What do you think about the no-advertising provision in Yauch’s will?
Would you do the same?
For more on the life and legacy of MCA, read Jonah Matranga’s Why The Death of MCA Matters So Much to Me
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