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47. Adam Yauch
When MCA died last month, he was immediately sainted, not only for his hop-hop career (and Tibet activism and film distribution) but also for his Brooklynness. Raised in Midwood, Yauch graduated from Murrow around the same time he co-founded the Beastie Boys, which is not only a kick-ass group
(inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, for whatever that's worth) but an embodiment of Brooklyn in the late 80s and early 90s. For those of us who were there, it was exactly like that.