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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 playsthe 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 beforereleasing theirfirst EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of theirexperimental hip hop 12" Cooky Puss,they made the transition to hip hop in 1984 and a string of successful 12" singlesfollow ...read more

    Beastie Boys were an American hip hop trio from New York City. The group consisted of Mike D (Michael Diamond) who playsthe 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 beforereleasing theirfirst EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of theirexperimental hip hop 12" Cooky Puss,they made the transition to hip hop in 1984 and a string of successful 12" singlesfollowed by their debut album Licensed to Ill in 1986 which received international critical acclaim and commercial success. Asof 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 theRock 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 releasedon 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
    366 Votes
    The Mix Up
    2007

    3.3
    232 Votes
    To the 5 Boroughs
    2004

    3.2
    412 Votes
    Hello Nasty
    1998

    3.7
    555 Votes
    Ill Communication
    1994

    4
    699 Votes
    Check Your Head
    1992

    4.1
    641 Votes
    Paul's Boutique
    1989

    4.4
    1,100 Votes
    Licensed to Ill
    1986

    3.9
    1,003 Votes
    EPs
    The Mix-Up Bonus Tracks
    2008

    2.5
    5 Votes
    Aglio E Olio
    1995

    3.4
    48 Votes
    Root Down
    1995

    3.8
    31 Votes
    Polly Wog Stew
    1982

    3
    12 Votes
    Compilations
    Best of Grand Royal 12's
    2007

    4
    1 Votes
    Solid Gold Hits
    2005

    3.9
    74 Votes
    The Sounds of Science
    2001

    4.1
    126 Votes
    The In Sound from Way Out!
    1996

    3.8
    55 Votes
    Some Old Bullshit
    1994

    3.2
    76 Votes

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