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Original Beastie Boys Member John Berry Dead at 52

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John Berry, an original member of the Beastie Boys, died Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts. He was 52. Berry is credited with coming up with the name Beastie Boys when they were teenagers. He attended the Walden School in New York with Mike Diamond. The group formed in July 1981, with Berry and Diamond joined by Adam Yauch and Kate Schellenbach. The first Beastie Boys shows took place at Berry’s old loft at the corner of West 100th Street and Broadway in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where a small crowd gathered to hear the fledgling hardcore punk band.

Berry played on the Beastie Boys’ first seven-inch EP Polly Wog Stew, which was recorded at 171A studios in November 1982. He left the group shortly after, followed by Schellenbach in 1983. Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) replaced both members. Berry was a member of several other bands, including Even Worse, Big Fat Love, Highway Stars and Bourbon Deluxe.

The Beastie Boys did not neglect Berry’s role in the band. When they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Horovitz read a speech by Adam Yauch, who died later that year at age 47 of cancer. Yauch’s speech mentioned John as a formative member of the band’s early years. It’s a sad day, no doubt, but the thought of Berry and Yauch banging heads in the afterlife will get us through. RIP John Berry!

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Audio: RUN​-​BST Megamix by @TheRealDJBacon

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DJ Bacon puts together RUN-BST Megamix, a short but intricate mixtape of samples taken exclusively from Run DMC and Beastie Boys cuts. Breaks, chord changes and even familiar scratches are in this one, and according to Bacon himself the brief joint took six months to make. It’s also a mixtape for a crucial cause: “Released on the anniversary of Jam Master Jays passing, all profits from the release will be donated back to the Jam Master Jay and Adam Yauch foundations to further the legacy they created and invest in future music and community projects the foundations are supporting. Particularly music projects for youth.” This one’s for MCA, Jam Master Jay and DMC’s own Larry Smith, so turn it up and travel back to another time, and another state of mind.

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Audio: Beastie Boys x DJ DJ AllyAl Mix

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DJ AllyAl delivers a tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch and his Beastie Boys brethren with this mix. The set, which he had intended to release on the occasion of MCA’s 49th birthday, arrives a bit behind schedule but remains timely as people across continue to celebrate the classic sound of the Beasties’ catalog and their fallen brother MCA. Check the track below to listen to The Sounds Of Science: The Music Of The Beastie Boys mixed by AllyAl.


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Video: Beastie Boys on Being Stupid

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Blank on Blank animates a lost interview by Rocci Fisch of the Beastie Boys back in 1985. In the five-minute clip the Beasties talk about what it was like opening for Madonna, getting arrested for swearing at a concert, and how they came up with their name.

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Audio: Kool A.D. – ’63′ + ’19′ [Double Mixtapes]

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Former Das Racist member Kool A.D. has just released not one, but two mixtapes for your listening pleasure, making good on his recent threats. Titled 63 and 19, these come on the heels of last year’s dope 51. These are all part of a series of four mixtapes named after the AC Transit bus lines in the San Francisco Bay Area where Victor grew up. Since Das Racist parted ways this past October, Kool A.D. has moved back there and plans to release a fourth mixtape in the near future, titled O after a bus line that goes from the East Bay to San Francisco.

Over the course of 38 songs, there are guest features from Busdriver, Issue, and Meyhem Lauren and production from Amaze 88, Steel Tipped Dove, and Ad Rock, who gave Das Racist a beat years ago but has yet to be used until now. Get your Kool A.D. fix below.


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Audio: DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food “Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way”

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Three years ago Solid Steel Radio DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food conceptualized this tribute to the Beastie Boys‘ Paul’s Boutique album. The mix was halfway done when the trio received the news of the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch. Comprised of samples used by the Beasties on the album, interviews, demos, and other bits of aural treats, Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way is one of the best mixes you’ll hear all year.

TRACKLIST
DJ Cheeba:

To All The Girls:
Mike D – Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
Idris Mohammed – Loran’s Dance – Kudu
Beastie Boys – Triple Trouble (Accapella) – Capitol Records
Beastie Boys – Paul Revere – (DIY Accapella)
Fatboy Slim – The Weekend Start Here – Skint Records
Beastie Boys – 3 MCs and 1 DJ (Accapella) – Capitol Records
LL Cool J – Rock The Bells – Def Jam Recordings
Beastie Boys – Ch Ch Ch Check it Out (Accapella) – Capitol Records
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (Accapella) – Capitol Records
David Berman – Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip

Shake Your Rump:
Alphonze Mouzon – Funky Snakefoot – Blue Note
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (Accapella) – Capitol Records
Rose Royce – 6 O’Clock DJ (Let’s Rock) – MCA Records
Rose Royce – Born To Love You – MCA Records
John King – The History of The Dust Brothers (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
Mike D – Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
Diana Ross & The Supremes – No Matter What Sign You Are – Tamla Mowtown
The Sugar Hill Gang – 8th Wonder – Sugar Hill Records
Rose Royce – Daddy Rich – MCA Records
Alan Moorhouse – Soul Skimmer – KPM Music
Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown – Unity Part 2 (Accapella) – Polydor
Funky 4+1 – Thats The Joint – Sugar Hill Records
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved – Island Records
Rose Royce – Yo Yo – MCA Records
Mike D – Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
Black Oak Arkansas – Hot and Nasty – ATCO Records
Paul Humphrey – Super Mellow – Inner City Records
Harvey Scales – Dancing Room Only – Casablanca Records
Ronnie Laws – Tell me Something Good – Blue Note

Johnny Ryall:
Kurtis Blow – AJ Skratch – Mercury
Paul McCartney – Momma Miss America – Apple Records
Beastie Boys – Johnny Ryall (Accapella) – Capitol Records
Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff – Stax
Chris Stein – Military Breakbeat – 360 Records
Pink Floyd – One Of These Days – Harvest
Donny Hathaway – Magnificent Sanctuary Band – ATCO Records
MCA – Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
David Bromberg – Sharon – Columbia
LL Cool J – Discusses the Beastie Boys (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
Mike D – Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip

Eggman:
Lightnin’ Rod – Sport – United Artists Records
WYFF News – Which Came First…? (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
Beastie Boys – Eggman – (DIY Accapella)
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly – Buddah Records
Tower of Power – Drop It In The Slot – Warner Bros. Records
Elvis Costello – Pump it Up – Radar Records
John Williams – The Theme From Jaws – MCA Records
Public Enemy – You’re Gonna Get Yours – Def Jam Recordings
Bernard Herrmann – Suite For Strings – Sony Classical
Mike D & MCA – Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
Sly and The Family Stone – Dance To The Music – Epic
The Commodores – I’m Ready – Tamla Mowtown
Public Enemy – Bring The Noise – Def Jam Recordings

High Plains Drifter:
Interview with The Eagles introduction (Dialogue) – YouTube Rip
The Eagles – Those Shoes – Asylum Records
The Fatback Band – Put Your Love (In My Tender Care) – Polydor

DJ Moneyshot Outro

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DJ Moneyshot:

DJ Moneyshot – “Can’t Stand DJ Cheeba Intro” – mp3

Sounds Of Science:
The Beatles – The End – Apple Records
Beastie Boys – Sounds of Science (DIY acapella) – Capitol Records
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved – Polydor
Paul’s Boutique – Audio Commentary – Capitol Records
Beastie Boys – Sounds of Science – Capitol Records
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) – Capitol Records
BDP – My Philosophy – Jive
The Beatles – When I’m 64 – Capitol Records
Issac Hayes – Walk from Regio’s – Polydor

3 Minute Rule:
Paul’s Boutique – Audio Commentary – Capitol Records
Beastie Boys – 3 Minute Rule – Capitol Records
Fancy – Feel Good – Big Tree Records
Sly & The Family Stone – Brave And Strong – Epic
Beastie Boys – 3 Minute Rule (DIY acapella) – Capitol Records
Sly & The Family Stone – Poet – Epic
Loggins & Messina – Your Mama Don’t Dance – CBS

Hey Ladies:
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie – De-Lite Records
Disco Dave & The Force Of the Five MC’s – High Powered Rap – Mixmaster Mike and Disco Dave Records
Afrika Bambaataa – Jazzy Sensation – Tommy Boy Music
Jeanette Lady Day – Come Let Me Love You – Prelude Records
Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies (acapella) – Capitol Records
Cameo – Shake Your Pants – Chocolate City
The Bar-Kays – Holy Ghost – Stax
Kurtis Blow – Party Time – Mercury
Zapp – Dancefloor – Warner Bros. Records
James Brown – Funky President – Polydor
The P-Funk Allstars – Pumpin’ It Up – Epic
The Commodores – Machine Gun – Motown
The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz – Capitol Records

5 Piece Chicken Dinner:
Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell – Shuckin’ The Corn – Warner Bros. Records
DJ Moneyshot – Rinse Out Jungle ish – mp3

Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun:
Tougher Than Leather dialogue sample – New Line Cinema
Ocean – Put Your Hand In The Hand – Kama Sutra
Paul’s Boutique – Audio Commentary – Capitol Records (dialogue)
Beastie Boys – Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun (acapella) – Capitol Records
Pink Floyd – Time – Harvest
Mountain – Mississippi Queen – Stateside
Incredible Bongo Band – Last Bongo In Belgium – Pride
Beastie Boys – Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun – Capitol Records
YouTube Audio – MTV 1998 Beastie Boys Biography – MTV (dialogue)

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DJ Food:

Car Thief:
Funk Factory – Rien Ne Va Plus (ATCO Records)
Boogie Down Productions – The Bridge Is Over (Instr.) (B-Boy Records)
Trouble Funk – Drop The Bomb (Jamtu Records)
Beastie Boys – Car Thief (acappella) (Capitol)
The Jackson 5 – I’ll Bet You (Motown)
Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Pye Records)
Led Zeppelin – Moby Dick (Atlantic)

What Comes Around:
Gene Harris – Put On Train (Blue Note)
Alice Cooper – It’s Hot Tonight (Warner Bros. Records)

Shadrach:
Sly & The Family Stone – Loose Booty (Epic)
Funky 4+1 – That’s The Joint (Sugarhill Records)
Rose Royce – Do Your Dance (Whitfield Records)
The Sugarhill Gang – Sugarhill Groove (Sugarhill Records)
Trouble Funk – Say What? (D.E.T.T. Records)
Ballin’ Jack – Never Let ‘Em Say (Columbia)
The Fatback Band – King Tim III (Personality Jock) (Spring Records)
James Brown – Funky Drummer (King Records/Polydor)

Ask For Janice:
Paul’s Boutique radio ad (cassette) (dialogue)

B-Boy Bouillabaisse –
59 Christie Street:
Burundi Black – Burundi Black (Barclay)
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced? (Polydor)
Run DMC – Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse) (Profile)
Cerrone – Rocket In The Pocket (Live) (CBS)
Fab 5 Freddy – Change Le Beat (Celluloid)
Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy (Jive)
Stop That Train:
Southside Movement – Save The World (20th Century Records)
Beastie Boys – Stop That Train (acappella) (Capitol)
Scotty – Draw Your Brakes (Trojan Records)
A Year And A Day:
Tower Of Power – Ebony Jam (Warner Bros. Records)
The Isley Brothers – That Lady (Epic)
Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks (on 45 rpm) (Atlantic)
Disco Dave & the Force of the Five MC’s – High Powered Rap (Mixmaster Mike and Disco Dave Records)
Hello Brooklyn:
Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks (on 33rpm) (Atlantic)
Beastie Boys – Hello Brooklyn (demo version)
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues (CBS/Columbia)
Dropping Names:
The Meters – Hey Pocky A Way (Reprise Records)
The Sweet – Into the Night (RCA Victor)
The Crusaders – The Well’s Gone Dry (Blue Thumb / ABC Records)
Bob Marley interview with the BBC (dialogue)
Lay It On Me:
Kool & The Gang – Let The Music Take Your Mind (De-lite)
Mike On The Mic:
Love Bug Starski – Starski, Live At The Disco Fever (Fever Records)
A.W.O.L.:
Chic – Good Times (Atlantic)
Beastie Boys – A.W.O.L. (Capitol)
Trouble Funk – Good To Go (4th & Broadway)
Idris Muhammed – Loran’s Dance (Kudu)
Beastie Boys – Sureshot (acappella) (Capitol/Grand Royal)
Rakim – Dedication (mp3) (dialogue)


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Adam “MCA” Yauch’s Will Forbids Use of His Music in Commercials

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Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys worked hard his entire career to maintain his integrity as an artist, and that work will continue well into the afterlife. Yauch, who lost his battle with cancer of the salivary glands in May, made sure of that.

Yauch’s will, which was filed Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate Court, specifically prohibits the use of his image, music, and other art in any advertising. Yauch’s will also states that his $6.4 million estate is to be put into a trust for his wife, Dechen Yauch, and 13-year-old daughter. The will also gives Dechen the right to sell and manage Yauch’s artistic property.

The news of Yauch’s ban on advertising comes the same day as a lawsuit filed by the Beastie Boys against Monster Energy Drink for the unauthorized use of Beasties tunes in a promotional campaign.


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MCA Memorial Billboard by Haze

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New York City-based artist and designer Eric Haze headed west to Los Angeles as part of the continued outpouring of condolences and visual homages for Adam Yauch – perhaps better known by his emcee moniker MCA. Located on Santa Monica and Vine, the billboard dubbed “NAMASTE’” is simple and direct – capturing Yauch’s spiritual nature as well as pointing out a life that was cut way too short. In Haze’s own words, “I was grateful to be given such a public forum to properly celebrate the life of my friend and collaborator Adam Yauch, and hope that these memorials will reverberate among the community that continues to mourn his passing.”


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Rolling Stone’s MCA Cover

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Adam “MCA Yauch covers new issue of Rolling Stone.


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Video: MCA & Beastie Boys Honored By New York State Senate

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In a turn of events that might have shocked his younger self, Adam Yauch BKA MCA of seminal Brooklyn hip-hop outfit The Beastie Boys was honored by the New York State Senate today for his contributions as an outstanding citizen of the 5 boroughs and champion of humanist causes. The NYSS framed it’s admiration in the form of the following resolution which simply by virtue of containing the line:

“WHEREAS, The music and message of the Beastie Boys evolved over the years, but they can’t, they don’t, they won’t stop…”

is already the best senate resolution ever. Watch Senator Squadron kick it live above.


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Audio: Beastie Boys x NaS “Too Many Rappers” (Urban Noize Remix)

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Download Beastie Boys x NaS “Too Many Rappers” (Urban Noize Remix)

Urban Noize unleash an MCA tribute in the form of this far funkier interpretation of the Beasties‘ noisy NaS collabo from 2009, as I recall an unmastered leak from the unreleased LP Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. Nasir + Beastie is already a powerful cocktail but U-Noize throw some James Brown in the mix, a dash of Pras from the Fugees and a grip of slinkier groove. Serve with white wine, tabasco and weed.


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Beastie Boys Members, Ad-Rock & Mike D, Comment On MCA’s Passing

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The untimely passing of Beastie Boys member MCA (real name: Adam Yauch) shocked the music world last week, garnering reactions from fans and celebrities across the board, many of which mourned while others celebrated his life.

Radio stations paid tribute, playing the trio’s music all day, while websites posted various tribute editorials as well.

Now finally, two days after MCA’s passing, his fellow Beastie’s members have begun to surface to comment. Ad-Rock posted a message on their official website (BeastieBoys.com), along with a photo of a hand clinched in a fist with writing that reads “PWR2MCA I[Love]U.”

“as you can imagine, sh** is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support,” the message read, which was posted under Adam Horovitz’ (aka Ad-Rock) login.

Member Mike D followed with a heartfelt message on Monday (May 7), posted on the Beastie Boys’ official Facebook page, attaching the above photo of MCA on Madison Square Garden’s jumbo screen.

“I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now. But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much,” Mike D wrote. “He really served as a great example for myself and so many of what determination, faith, focus, and humility coupled with a sense of humor can accomplish. The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam.

BTW this photo sent to me by a friend, (thanks Saslow) is just one awesome example of how NYC is such a unique place that amidst it’s huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up it’s heart in so many ways and on on so many levels in times like these. And though it makes me cry sometimes, it has been really amazing and moving to see.”

RIP Adam “MCA” Yaunch, 1964 – 2012.


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Mixtape Mondays: MCA/Beastie Boys Tributes

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Over the weekend, the music world mourned the passing of Beastie Boys member and Brooklyn’s native son, MCA. Same as with talking, DJs pay their respects with their hands (and records) and at Mixtape Mondays we’d like to pay ours by including few recent Beasties mixes from Mr. Cee, Z-Trip, DJ DL, and Mick Boogie.

Mr. Cee – Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute

HOT 97′s Mr Cee honored the Beastie Boys a few weeks ago for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. After MCA‘s passing, he posted the mix as a download. The 20-minute set is almost entirely culled from Licensed to Ill, so turn up the bass, lay low on the treble, and feel the beat of Ad Rock‘s Roland TR-808 kick drum like it’s the summer of ’87.



Z-Trip – Presents All Access: A Beastie Boys Mix

Z-Trip released this short Beasties mix last year, but it’s new to us. If you’ve heard his mixes before, you know he’s always on some genre-bending, mash-up, turntablist,megamix-type ish. The Beasties, of course, are a perfect fit for this sort of treatment.

DJ DL – 3 MCs and Some DJ

Here’s a quick, single-take mix, mostly from vinyl (respect) in honor of MCA. It’s an hour and half long, features a lot of 12″ remixes and rarities, and is available as a download.


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Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47

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Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch’s illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.

Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke big with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986, and further albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the band as a true superstar act.

In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. Yauch was also directed many of the Beastie Boys’ music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Horblower. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.


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Audio: Beastie Boys – Grand Royal (Mixtape by Mick Boogie)

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Download Beastie Boys – Grand Royal (Mixtape by Mick Boogie)

Following up on the behind-the-screen impressions from Mick Boogie’s dedication to the Beastie Boys who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week, the full project has now arrived. The renowned producer teamed up with famed photographer Jonathan Mannion for the accompanying artwork and has compiled an 80-minute mixtape titled Grand Royal, which consists of notable tracks by the iconic hip-hop trio and rare demos, remixes, outtakes and more. Or to put it in Mick Boogie’s own words:

In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week… I thought it’s finally the right time to do a Beasties mixtape. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… something people have asked me to do for a long time, actually… but I wanted it to mean something. Now, it’s finally the right time.

I present to you Grand Royal. 80 minutes of my favorite Beastie Boys rarities, remixes, demos, live versions, out-takes, and more. If you’re a Beasties fan, I guarantee you find something new and exciting on this mix!


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Beastie Boys, Gun N’ Roses Among Acts To Be Inducted Into 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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The Beastie Boys are finally in. After being on the ballot for the last few years, the iconic New York rap trio has been named in the 2012 Class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside Guns N’ Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.

The acts will be inducted during a ceremony held in Cleveland in April, which will be taped and broadcasted on HBO in early May.

Other groups to be inducted include 1960s pop singer Laura Nyro, the Small Faces, and 1960s singer Donovan; while those passed over this year were the Cure, Joan Jett, Heart, and hip-hip duo Eric B. & Rakim.

The Beasties have been mixing rock, rap, soul, punk and funk for more than 30 years, and helped cross hip-hop over into the mainstream when they dropped their 1986 classic, Licensed To Ill, which boasts tracks like “Fight for Your Right”, “Brass Monkey,” “Paul Revere,” and “No Sleep Til Brooklyn.”

Over the years, the trio has become living legends, dropping 10 LPs in all, their last being Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, which dropped earlier this year.

Their induction will mark the Beastie Boys’ first major public appearance since the group’s Adam “MCA” Yauch announced that he had cancer in July of 2009.

The event is also hyped by the possible reunion of 1990s rockers Guns N’ Roses, who has been estranged for some time. They re-invented hard rock with their 1987 album, Appetite for Destruction, boasting hit singles like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “It’s So Easy.” They split a decade later amid a clash of egos, disagreement over musical direction, and drug issues.

Acts become eligible for the Hall 25 years after the release of their first single or album, so this year’s crop all started releasing music in or before the year 1986.

The April event will be open to the public; tickets go on sale for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum members at 10 a.m. on December 16, and to the general public at 10 a.m. the next day. Tickets are $50 and $100, with a two-ticket limit on all orders.

For more info, visit RockHall.com.


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Video: Beastie Boys x Santigold “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”

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I wasn’t going to be easy to top a mini-movie starring the three funniest dudes in Hollywood, which is what passed for the last Beastie Boys video. But a James Bond adventure/concert film directed by Spike Jonze and starring the boys and Santigold in the form customized 12″ old-school GI Joe’s might just do it. There are sharks, zombies and a ski chase in this Life Aquatic-meets-Major Lazer-meets-Team America epic. MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D appear in both orange jumpsuit and snow-ninja outfits (Did they actually customize a Santi doll or is that just black Barbie? Hmm.) and in case you are not battered into submission by the awesomeness of it all, there is also an 11-minute dub version/explicit director’s cut in ultra HD (after the jump). Also it might be the best Beastie Boys song ever.


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Audio: Beastie Boys featuring Santigold – Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (Major Lazer Remix Edition)

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Quite an impressive lineup is offered on Major Lazer’s rendition of Beastie Boys’ Santigold-powered Don’t Play No Game.” As you can already imagine you are in for rhythmic Caribbean-style dancefloor frenzy. So press play below and get your copy of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two if you haven’t done it so far.

Beastie Boys – Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (Feat. Santigold) (Major Lazer Remix Edition) by thisisfakediy


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Audio: Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Full Album Stream)

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Following a plethora of impressive drops, the Beastie Boys share with fans yet another treat by making their Hot Sauce Committee Part Two album available for stream. This is the long-awaited eighth album from the hip-hop/rock trio which was produced by the Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. This album marks Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full-length effort since 2007′s Grammy-winning all-instrumental project, The Mix-Up. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two drops May 3 via Capitol.

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Beastie Boys


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Trailer: Beastie Boys’ Upcoming ‘Fight For Your Right (Revisted)’ Video

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In anticipation of the upcoming May real of their long-awaited Hot Sauce Committee Part Two album, the legendary trio just dropped a trailer for their 30-minute film, “Fight For Your Right (Revisited), nabbing a slew of A-listers to make appearances to help.

In the teaser, you see the likes of Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Susan Sarandon, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Ted Danson, and a slew of others offering their talents, wreaking havoc on the Brooklyn streets.

Woah! Can’t wait for this! Hot Sauce Committee Part Two drops May 3.


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