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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys were an American hip-hop trio from New York City. The group consisted of Mike D (Michael Diamond) who plays the drums, MCA (Adam Yauch) who plays the bass, and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) who plays the guitar.

The Beastie Boys began as hardcore punk band in 1979, first appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash before releasing their first EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of their experimental hip-hop 12" Cooky Puss, they made the transition to hip-hop in 1984 and a string of suc ...read more

Beastie Boys were an American hip-hop trio from New York City. The group consisted of Mike D (Michael Diamond) who plays the drums, MCA (Adam Yauch) who plays the bass, and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) who plays the guitar.

The Beastie Boys began as hardcore punk band in 1979, first appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash before releasing their first EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of their experimental hip-hop 12" Cooky Puss, they made the transition to hip-hop in 1984 and a string of successful 12" singles followed by their debut album Licensed to Ill in 1986 which received international critical acclaim and commercial success. As of 2010, they have sold 22 million albums in the United States and 40 million albums worldwide.

They are one of the longest lived hip-hop acts worldwide and continue to enjoy commercial and critical success in 2011, nearly 25 years after the release of their debut album. On September 27, 2007, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2009, the group released digitally remastered deluxe editions of their albums Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released on May 3, 2011, and received positive reviews.

In 2012, MCA passed away of cancer and as of June 2014, the group is defunct. « hide

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LPs
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
2011

3.7
411 Votes
The Mix Up
2007

3.3
248 Votes
To the 5 Boroughs
2004

3.2
443 Votes
Hello Nasty
1998

3.7
622 Votes
Ill Communication
1994

4
789 Votes
Check Your Head
1992

4
734 Votes
Paul's Boutique
1989

4.4
1,291 Votes
Licensed to Ill
1986

3.9
1,154 Votes
EPs
The Mix-Up Bonus Tracks
2008

2.5
6 Votes
Aglio E Olio
1995

3.4
52 Votes
Root Down
1995

3.7
33 Votes
Polly Wog Stew
1982

2.9
18 Votes
Compilations
Best of Grand Royal 12's
2007

4
1 Votes
Solid Gold Hits
2005

3.9
77 Votes
The Sounds of Science
2001

4.1
129 Votes
The In Sound from Way Out!
1996

3.8
57 Votes
Some Old Bullshit
1994

3.2
81 Votes

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