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Horovitz with the Beastie Boys at Brixton Academy, September 5, 2007
Background information
Birth name Adam Keefe Horovitz
Also known as Adrock, King Adrock
Born October 31, 1966 (1966-10-31) (age 43)
Origin South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, punk rock, rap rock
Occupations Rapper, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist
Instruments Rapping, vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar
Years active 1983–Present
Labels Def Jam Records
Grand Royal Records
Capitol Records
Associated acts Beastie Boys
BS 2000

Adam Keefe Horovitz (born October 31, 1966)[1], better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock, is an American musician, guitarist, rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known as a member of the pioneering hip hop group, Beastie Boys.


Life and career

Horovitz was born in South Orange, New Jersey, the son of Doris Keefe and playwright Israel Horovitz.[2] He began his music career with a stint in the punk rock band, The Young and the Useless, who would often perform with Beastie Boys. When Beastie Boys guitarist John Berry quit, Horovitz was an obvious choice to replace him.[3]


Adam is married to Kathleen Hanna of riot grrrl punk band Bikini Kill. The two have been together since 1997, marrying in 2006.


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