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

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


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