With old-school rhyme schemes, lo-fi punk, a little Latin flavor and a lot of their trademark pop culture snark, Beastie Boys unleashed a mid-'90s masterpiece.
At the height of their powers in 1996, the Beastie Boys surprised everyone and let the funk do all the talking.
Well, now here's a little story we've got to tell about three bad brothers you know so well.
'Licensed to Ill' will tell the story of Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock’s rise to fame, while incorporating live music and DJs.
Despite the news, a representative of the group said, "There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch."
A year ago this month, Beastie Boys won a $1.7 million lawsuit against Monster Beverage after the company used the band's songs in an ad without permission.
Who knows if we'd be able to party as freely as we can today if the Beastie Boys hadn't come along and told us to fight for it?
Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following Friday's (May 4) death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, and bandmate Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz has been extremely moved by all of them. In an entry on the Beastie Boys' blog posted Sunday night, Horovitz took time to show his appreciation to his friends and family during his time of mourning and thank everybody for all the respect shown to Yauch following the sad news of his passing after a three-year battle with cancer.