You should have never started something that you couldn't finish

from Beastie Boys – Professor Booty Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Reportedly, the 3rd Bass attacks on the BBoys were at the request of Russell Simmons. When the exhausting Licensed to Ill tour finally ended, differences — both management (LTI royalties) & creative (re: the second album) — lead to the Boys' defection from Def Jam to Capitol Records. The rift b/w Simmons and his prodigies lasted for years.

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