No pressure--yes, we need this
They’ve been in the game long enough (since 1981), so there’s no pressure on them anymore. However, given MCA’s health status at the time, the “we need this” could signify a distraction, purpose, or some combo…
In addition to being avid basketball fans, the Beastie Boys were fans of playing recreational softball. Their team, The Pressure, whose players include some longtime friends such as Cey Adams, Glen E. Friedman, and Champagne Jerry, has the motto, “No pressure — we need this!”
Adrock’s jersey in the CJ video for “Yo Kev!” prominently shows the team name “The Pressure” on the front with the words “NO PRESSURE” on the sleeve.
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