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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys were an American hip-hop trio fromNew 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 in1979, first appearing on the compilation cassetteNew York Thrash before releasingtheir first EP,Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achievingmoderate local success with the 1983 release oftheir experimental hip-hop 12"Cooky Puss, theymade the transition to hip-hop in 1984 and a stringof successful 12" singles ...read more

Beastie Boys were an American hip-hop trio fromNew 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 in1979, first appearing on the compilation cassetteNew York Thrash before releasingtheir first EP,Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achievingmoderate local success with the 1983 release oftheir experimental hip-hop 12"Cooky Puss, theymade the transition to hip-hop in 1984 and a stringof successful 12" singles followed by their debutalbum Licensedto Ill in 1986 which receivedinternational critical acclaim and commercialsuccess. As of 2010, they have sold 22 millionalbums in theUnited States and 40 million albumsworldwide. They are one of the longest lived hip-hop actsworldwide and continue to enjoy commercial andcritical success in 2011, nearly 25 years aftertherelease of their debut album. On September 27,2007, they were nominated for induction into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2009,the groupreleased digitally remastered deluxe editions oftheir albums Paul's Boutique, Check YourHead, Ill Communicationand Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot SauceCommittee Part Two, was released on May 3,2011, and received positivereviews. In 2012, MCA passed away of cancer and as ofJune 2014, the group is defunct. « hide

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LPs
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
2011

3.6
457 Votes
The Mix Up
2007

3.3
278 Votes
To the 5 Boroughs
2004

3.2
484 Votes
Hello Nasty
1998

3.7
694 Votes
Ill Communication
1994

4
894 Votes
Check Your Head
1992

4
829 Votes
Paul's Boutique
1989

4.4
1,455 Votes
Licensed to Ill
1986

3.9
1,286 Votes
EPs
The Mix-Up Bonus Tracks
2008

2.7
7 Votes
Aglio E Olio
1995

3.4
53 Votes
Root Down
1995

3.8
36 Votes
Polly Wog Stew
1982

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

4
1 Votes
Solid Gold Hits
2005

3.9
82 Votes
The Sounds of Science
2001

4.1
137 Votes
The In Sound from Way Out!
1996

3.8
60 Votes
Some Old Bullshit
1994

3.1
86 Votes

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