Since I started reading the new Beastie Boys Book. Those 3 MC’s really got in touch with the roots of rap and hip hop. I remember when License to Ill came out…..while I was in boot camp. I liked some of the cuts on that record but…..lets be honest….Paul’s Boutique and subsequent releases are simultaneously serve as tributes to every single artist they sampled and a major growth in their level of maturity and sophistication.
Ok, so not everyone warmed up to the Beastie Boys…but since I am a white dude, I got the humor initially. For any of the drunken white male fraternity stereotypes they helped propagate, they have certainly redeemed themselves.
Im going to date myself by stating that I use to buy the Beastie Boys releases on cassette cause they always including weird remixes and takes of songs that you cant find anywhere else. Its a music fan/customer win/win always.