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REWIND: Beastie Boys on Being Stupid [1985]

David Gerlach’s “Blank on Blank” series, produced by PBS Digital Studios, has revived a never-before-heard interview of Beastie Boys, Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) from 1985, when the group was finding the hip-hop voice that later earned them three Grammy Awards and multiple platinum albums. In the animated clip, […]

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch aka MCA Has Died

Beastie Boys” rapper MCA – real name Adam Yauch – has sadly passed. In 2009, MCA announced he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node (below). He had since undergone surgery and radiation therapy. MCA co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, and Ad Rock … and went on […]

New Music From The Beastie Boys

“Make Some Noise,” the first single from the Beastie Boys’ long-awaited new album Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. “Make Some Noise” is out now and also as a (wait for it) a seven-inch vinyl record. The Beastie Boys have been around for two decades now and still sound fresh. We do wish that they could mix […]

Rolling Stone Top.15 Hip-Hop Songs

Last week, in memory of Newcleus’ Chilly B and their hit “Jam On It,” Rolling Stone asked our readers to tell them their favorite 1980s hip-hop tracks. Public Enemy, Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys rightfully dominated the list. Here’s the No.8 song. 1. Grandmaster Flash- “The Message” – 2. Afrika Bambaataa – “Planet Rock” 3. Public […]

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