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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
    460 Votes
    The Mix Up
    2007

    3.3
    278 Votes
    To the 5 Boroughs
    2004

    3.2
    488 Votes
    Hello Nasty
    1998

    3.7
    698 Votes
    Ill Communication
    1994

    4
    908 Votes
    Check Your Head
    1992

    4
    841 Votes
    Paul's Boutique
    1989

    4.4
    1,467 Votes
    Licensed to Ill
    1986

    3.9
    1,303 Votes
    EPs
    The Mix-Up Bonus Tracks
    2008

    2.7
    7 Votes
    Aglio E Olio
    1995

    3.4
    52 Votes
    Root Down
    1995

    3.8
    35 Votes
    Polly Wog Stew
    1982

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

    4
    1 Votes
    Solid Gold Hits
    2005

    3.9
    81 Votes
    The Sounds of Science
    2001

    4.1
    140 Votes
    The In Sound from Way Out!
    1996

    3.8
    60 Votes
    Some Old Bullshit
    1994

    3.1
    87 Votes

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