Ric Menello: Who the Hell are you?
MCA: We’re the band
RM: The band? Where’s your instruments!? What the?? We only play rock music here
No Sleep Til Brooklyn by Beastie Boys

We only play rock music here!

In this legendary scene from the “NSTB" video, the BBoys have arrived at the venue, ready to perform some classic Beastie grooves. They knock on the door of the concert promoter, played by Ric Menello, 8.20.1952—3.1.2013, who informs them that his stage is reserved for rock music, ONLY. RIP RIC MENELLO.

Above, here’s another choice cut from hip-hop illustrator, ED PISKOR… Some of Piskor’s HIP-HOP FAMILY TREE is available on boingboing; but you should order the real deal on Amazon.

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If It Was Good Enough for Daddy" by Clarence Reid Beastie Boys — Wow! Wow! Wow! Remix Tape Volume 1 by The Quick Brown Fox (Ft. Beastie Boys)

If It Was Good Enough For Daddy” is track #3 on Clarence Reid’s 1973 LP, Running Water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMOWwkx9wEg

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David Scilken, who put together the Beastie Boys, the Young and the Useless OTL #55: MC Serch & KEO Excerpt #1 by Outside the Lines With Rap Genius (Ft. Blake "KEO" Lethem, Julia Hannafin, MC Serch & SameOldShawn) 1

Dave Scilken did indeed put together the Young and the Useless, and was integral to Beastie Boys' roots. In his youth, Dave’s graffiti tag was “Shadi,” and he put out the Blister fanzine, himself.

source: Dante Ross

Not long after completing a drug rehabilitation program, Scilken died of a drug overdose in 1991. Beastie Boys honored his memory by dedicating Check Your Head to Dave Scilken…

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We don’t want to spend our time fighting legal battles. We want to inspire the next generation. We want to be good role models. And we want to be your friends. Our [GoldieBlox's] Letter to the Beastie Boys by Debbie Sterling (Ft. Beastie Boys & GoldieBlox)

Beastie Boys know a thing or two about redemption, and committing oneself toward a path of righteousness, so they may be able to relate…

source: Juan Tobaru via flickr

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Defendants have sold tens of thousands of copies of Girls, the song that Plaintiff allegedly infringes, in this State. Further, Defendants have intentionally engaged in acts targeted at the Northern District. Plaintiff resides in this District and created and distributed the allegedly infringing work by, *inter alia*, uploading the allegedly infringing work to YouTube in this District. Defendants’ false assertions of infringement of alleged copyrights were and are directed at Plaintiff in this District. GoldieBlox v. Beastie Boys by GoldieBlox (Ft. Adam Horovitz, Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin & Sony Music Ent.)

As mentioned in Kathleen Hanna’s tweet, on 11.24.2013, Huffington Post amended its coverage of the “Girls” controversy with two updates…

Update: Nov. 24, 6:53 p.m. — A source familiar with the matter said the Beastie Boys have not made such a claim, adding that GoldieBlox has sued the band preemptively. We will update again once we receive more information.

Nov. 24, 10:28 p.m. — A representative for the Beastie Boys explained: “There was no complaint filed, no demand letter (no demand, for that matter) when [GoldieBlox] sued Beastie Boys.”

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Lawyers for the Beastie Boys claim that the GoldieBlox Girls Parody Video is a copyright infringement, is not a fair use, and that GoldieBlox’s unauthorized use of the Beastie Boys intellectual property is a “big problem” that has a “very significant impact.” GoldieBlox v. Beastie Boys by GoldieBlox (Ft. Adam Horovitz, Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin & Sony Music Ent.)

According to Kathleen Hanna, who happens to be Ad-Rock’s spouse, the BBoys did NOT send a TAKE DOWN LETTER, and she references HuffPo’s coverage of same…
https://twitter.com/kathleenhanna/statuses/404837176493760512

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A fifty-dollar bet you can kiss my ass
So move on over and let The Kid pass
Four Fly Guys by DJ Hurricane (Ft. Beastie Boys)

“The Kid”

= one of Adam H’s many nicknames…
So get the fuck out the way!

source: brevetcaptain

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The Beastie Boys Thanx by Sublime

Formed in 1981, Beastie Boys are a hip-hop group from NYC. For the majority of its run, the group has consisted of three MCs/musicians:

  • Michael “Mike D” Diamond (vocals, drums)
  • Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz (vocals, guitar)
  • Adam “MCA” Yauch (vocals, bass).

On 4.14.2012, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On 5.4.2012, MCA died of cancer at the age of 47. The group has sold well over 40 million albums.

source: Beastie Boys Fan Page

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Beastie boy, he still took three the hard way? Lord Have Mercy by Lecrae (Ft. No Malice & Tedashii)

Formed in 1981, Beastie Boys are a hip-hop group from NYC. For the majority of its run, the group has consisted of three MCs/musicians:

  • Michael “Mike D” Diamond (vocals, drums)
  • Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz (vocals, guitar)
  • Adam “MCA” Yauch (vocals, bass).

On 4.14.2012, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On 5.4.2012, MCA died of cancer at the age of 47. The group has sold well over 40 million albums.

source: Beastie Boys Fan Page

3 The Hard Way” is Track #3 on the To the 5 Boroughs LP, released 6.4.2004.

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I'm the player and the coach, Rhyme the Rhyme Well by Beastie Boys

He’s been in the game a long time, long enough to call shots from the sidelines or behind the scenes, if need be.

source: Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone via fineartamerica

source: aristotletheskull

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