Breakdancing Buddhist monks honor fallen Beastie Boy

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No sleep 'til breakdance.

On Saturday, artists gathered to honor Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch for the third annual MCA Day, and a bunch of monks decided to get in on the action.

MCA Day is meant to celebrate Yauch, who died after a long battle with cancer in 2012, with festivities and performances taking place at the Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn.

In what may seem as a more unconventional nod by some, four Buddhist monks took to Union Square, the site of the first MCA Day, to put on a tribute to the Beastie Boys by breakdancing to some of their biggest hits.

Some might question whether the dancers are even monks, but one thing's certain: They sure as hell can dance and put on a show for the crowd. Yauch was a Buddhist and supporter for Tibetan independence, so it seems it's a fully appropriate celebration of MCA Day.

H/T Hypervocal | Photo via KNARF® New York/Vimeo

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Adam Yauch, who cofounded the pioneering rap/hip-hop group Beastie Boys, died Friday. Yauch, better known as MCA, has been battling cancer since 2009, although it is not clear if that is the reason of his death, reports TMZ. He was 47.
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