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10 Years Ago: The Beastie Boys Remove the Vocals for the Groove-Filled ‘Mix-Up’

Capitol Records
Capitol Records

In 2007, the Beastie Boys laid down the funk, minus vocals, on 'The Mix-Up.'

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KRS-One Apologizes to Beastie Boy Ad-Rock for Saying That He Was Dead

Astrid Stawiarz / Rich Polk, Getty Images
Astrid Stawiarz / Rich Polk, Getty Images

KRS-One is re-recording "Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven" after realizing he paid tribute to the wrong Beastie Boy.

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KRS-One Namechecks Wrong Beastie Boy in Tribute to Dead Rappers

Astrid Stawiarz / Stephen Lovekin / Nick Laham, Getty Images
Astrid Stawiarz / Stephen Lovekin / Nick Laham, Getty Images

He references the very-much-alive Ad-Rock, instead of Adam "MCA" Yauch, in 'The World is Mind' tribute to dead rappers.

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Five Years Ago: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies, but His Legacy Lives On

Adam Yauch MCA Beastie Boys
Mark Von Holden, Getty Images

When Adam "MCA" Yauch died on May 4, 2012, it marked the end of the Beastie Boys – but not his lasting impact.

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25 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Pick Up Instruments, Get Down on ‘Check Your Head’

Beastie Boys Check Your Head
Capitol

After you make the 'Sgt. Pepper' of hip-hop, what do you do for an encore? If you were the Beastie Boys in the early ’90s, you started over.

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Metallica Announce Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike as ‘WorldWired’ Touring Partner

Charley Gallay / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
Charley Gallay / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

The Beastie Boys' DJ will spin records in between sets during Metallica's 'WorldWired' tour this summer.

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30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Become the First Censored Act on ‘American Bandstand’

Beastie Boys American Bandstand
YouTube

The Beastie Boys became the first act to be censored on 'American Bandstand' on Jan. 16, 1987, reportedly earning the ire of host Dick Clark.

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Watch Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz Denounce Hate at Rally in Adam Yauch Park

YouTube
YouTube

Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz spoke at a rally organized after the defacement at Adam Yauch Park.

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Adam Yauch Park Vandalized by Swastikas and Pro-Donald Trump Graffiti

Daniel Zuchnik, Getty Images
Daniel Zuchnik, Getty Images

A Brooklyn, N.Y., park renamed in honor of the late Beastie Boys member was defaced in the name of President-elect Donald Trump.

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30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Make Hip-Hop History With ‘Licensed to Ill’

Def Jam
Def Jam

'Licensed to Ill' became the first hip-hop album to top the Billboard chart.

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