Beastie Boys

Formed 1979.
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Beastie Boys were an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career, the group consisted of three MCs and musicians Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar).

Originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band in 1981 by Diamond (vocals), John Berry (guitar), Yauch (bass) and Kate Schellenbach (drums), the band appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, before recording their first EP Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 experimental hip hop 12-inch "Cooky Puss", the group made their transition to hip hop in 1984 and released a string of successful singles. The Beastie Boys toured with Madonna in 1985 and a year later released their debut album Licensed to Ill. The group sold 22 million albums in the United States and 40 million albums worldwide, making them, according to Billboard, "the biggest-selling rap group" since 1991.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

    Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 2011

    Reviewed by Stevie Chick
    The Beasties’ seventh LP is catnip for fans of their classic early-90s output.
  2. Review of Paul's Boutique 20th Anniversary Edition Remastered

    Paul's Boutique 20th Anniversary Edition Remastered 2009

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    To tire of this album is to tire of breathing... A genuine masterpiece.
  3. Review of The Mix-Up

    The Mix-Up 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    The New York punk/rap legends return with some tepid funk instrumentals. Cheers guys...
  4. Review of Solid Gold Hits

    Solid Gold Hits 2005

    Reviewed by James Donohue
    'Solid Gold Hits' spans eighteen full years of musical chaos, during which the three...
  5. Review of To The Five Boroughs

    To The Five Boroughs 2004

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    As befits a bunch of wealthy, intelligent guys in their 40s the lyrics about girls,...
  6. Review of Hello Nasty

    Hello Nasty 1998

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    A record that is pure New York from head to toes.
  7. Review of Ill Communication

    Ill Communication 1994

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Their classic 1994 set that better encapsulates the Beasties than any other LP.
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