Beastie Boys
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Beastie Boys Biography (Wikipedia)

The Beastie Boys were an American hip hop group from New York City formed in 1981. The group comprised Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar).

The Beastie Boys were formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band, the Young Aborigines, in 1979 by Mike D (vocals), MCA (bass), John Berry (guitar) and Kate Schellenbach (drums). They appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, contributing two songs from their first EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. Berry left shortly thereafter and was replaced by Horovitz. After achieving local success with the 1983 experimental hip hop single "Cooky Puss", the Beastie Boys made a full transition to hip hop, and Schellenbach left the group soon after. They toured with Madonna in 1985 and a year later released their debut album Licensed to Ill. It was followed by Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, and Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.

The Beastie Boys have sold 26 million records in the United States and 50 million records worldwide, making them the biggest-selling rap group since Billboard began recording sales in 1991. With seven platinum-selling albums from 1986 to 2004, the Beastie Boys were one of the longest-lived hip hop acts worldwide. In 2012, they became the third rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the same year, MCA died of cancer. In 2014, Mike D confirmed that Beastie Boys had disbanded.

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No Sleep Till Brooklyn
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No Sleep Till Brooklyn
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Triple Trouble
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Triple Trouble
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Sure Shot (DJ Remix)
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Sure Shot (DJ Remix)
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Make Some Noise
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Make Some Noise
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Intergalactic
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Intergalactic
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Root Down
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Root Down
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(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)
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(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)
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Sure Shot
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Sure Shot
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Ch-Check It Out
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Ch-Check It Out
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Sabotage
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Sabotage
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Three MC's And One DJ
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Three MC's And One DJ
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Body Movin'
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Body Movin'
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The Melee
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The Melee
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Shadrach
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Shadrach
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B For My Name
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B For My Name
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Stand Together
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Stand Together
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Rhymin' and Stealin'
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Rhymin' and Stealin'
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(You Gotta Fight) For Your Right (To Party)
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(You Gotta Fight) For Your Right (To Party)
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Flute Loop
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Flute Loop
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She's Crafty
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She's Crafty
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Shake Your Rump
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Shake Your Rump
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So What'cha Want
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So What'cha Want
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Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold)
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Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold)
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Glastonbury: 1994
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1994-06-24T00:20:14
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Jun
1994

Glastonbury: 1994

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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