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Adam Horovitz, also known as "Ad-Rock," was a co-founder and member of the Beastie Boys, the popular rap-rock group.
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The 1990s saw Horovitz and his bandmates become one of music's most enduring groups. In 1994, they returned to the top of the charts with the album Ill Communication, which contained such hits as "Sure Shot" and "Sabotage." The Beastie Boys followed it up with 1998's Hello Nasty and then, in 2004, offered up a tribute to their hometown with To the 5 Boroughs.
the group's run came to an end with the death of Yauch, following a battle with cancer, on May 4, 2012.
In addition to his career as a member of the Beastie Boys, Horovitz has appeared in several films, including Lost Angels (1989) and Roadside Prophets (1992). He's also worked on a number of experimental music projects as a member of the BS2000 project.
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