The Beastie Boys are a musical group from the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
They have enjoyed over 20 years of international critical acclaim and commercial success. They are one of the longest-lived hip-hop acts, whose rock-and-punk-influenced rap has had a significant impact on artists in and outside of the hip hop community. Their recordings and live performances often include MCing, funk, jazz and rock.
The three main members of the Beastie Boys are of Jewish heritage. They are well known for their rapidly changing and often experimental musical style (which is generally considered risky in popular music), jocular and flippant attitude toward interviews and interviewers, obscure cultural references and kitschy lyrics, and performing in unique matching suits.
The Beastie Boys’ success has made them the highest selling hip hop group and the fourth highest selling hip hop artists behind Tupac Shakur, Eminem, and Jay-Z.
The Beastie Boys' MCA honoured with a park in NYC, Metallica get patriotic at a ball park in San Fran, Lauryn Hill forced to released new music, Justin Timberlake releasing a sequel, and the Smiths getting as close to a reunion as we're every likely to se
Beck is back with an acoustic album, Kelis brings TV On the Radio's Dave Sitek to the yard, Fleetwood Mac join the long list of 2013 comebacks, and the Beastie Boys get animated in a "lost" interview from 1985.
Beastie Boys write a book, Kanye writes a new album, Boards of Canada write a 36 digit number, Bob Mould writes a Phoenix review.
Over twenty years since the release of ‘Licensed To Ill’ and ‘Paul’s Boutique’ the Beasties are still getting sued for the samples on those albums.
Mike D has take to the Beastie Boys' Facebook over night to pay tribute to MCA.
Coldplay pay tribute to MCA with a cover of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"
Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.
Spike Jonze teams up with the Beastie Boys for the eleven minute epic Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win.
It's Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and John C. Reilly versus Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood in a battle between two groups of "real" Beastie Boys.
The Beastie Boys have announced that we’ll hear a new album from the group early next year, but it’s not the record we were expecting.
With the Northern Hemisphere getting into the swing of the festival season, Tennessee goliath Bonnaroo made an eventful return on the weekend.
Perennial upstarts Beastie Boys have delivered the news fans want to hear: a new album is due in September.
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