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The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

The Anniversary

The Clueless Soundtrack Turns 20

Films made about teenagers are ephemeral by default. That doesn't make them forgettable, but while plotlines traverse decades (Clueless is, after all, based on Jane…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 17, 2015 - 10:50 am

The Anniversary

Ill Communication Turns 20

Where did "Sabotage" come from? I'm not talking about the fake-cop-show video, a clear masterpiece of the form and the main reason Spike Jonze ever…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2014 - 9:26 am

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Prophets Of Rage – “No Sleep Til Cleveland (Live)” (Beastie Boys Cover)

Earlier this week Prophets Of Rage, the supergroup comprising 3/4 of Rage Against The Machine plus Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B-Real, announced
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm

Beastie Boys’ Mike D Launching Beats 1 Radio Show This Week

Today in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, former Beastie Boy Mike D announced that -- in addition to working on…
Zac Gelfand | July 13, 2016 - 2:11 pm

Beastie Boy Mike D Designed A $625 Man-Purse

Something music has taught me: Your heroes are always willing to design some ridiculously expensive clothing item or accessory. Anyone who has ever suffered sticker…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2016 - 9:14 am

FIDLAR – “Sabotage” (Beastie Boys Cover)

Chaotic LA punks FIDLAR have shared a cover of the Beastie Boys' 1994 Ill Communication track "Sabotage" as a dedication to Adam "MCA" Yauch, who…
James Rettig | May 5, 2016 - 10:17 am

New Star Wars Character Inspired By The Beastie Boys

Biz Markie once rapped, "I watch Star Wars just to see Yoda." But now the Biz will have another reason to watch the forthcoming series…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 9:14 am

The Anniversary

The Clueless Soundtrack Turns 20

Films made about teenagers are ephemeral by default. That doesn't make them forgettable, but while plotlines traverse decades (Clueless is, after all, based on Jane…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 17, 2015 - 10:50 am

Beastie Boys Awarded Even More Money From Monster Energy

Last June, a federal court ruled that Monster Energy Drink would have to pay the Beastie Boys $1.7 million in damages for unauthorized use of…
Peter Helman | June 16, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Watch Ad-Rock’s Great Daily Show Appearance

Suckas, they be saying they could take out Adam Horovitz! And put him on late-night TV for a couple of weeks running! The former Beastie…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2015 - 9:39 am

Watch The Mountain Goats And The King Ad-Rock On Seth Meyers

There's this great thing that happens in the rare event that the Mountain Goats get to play a late-night show. At some point during the…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 8:44 am

Watch Ad-Rock Give Advice To Teenage Girls

Rookie puts out a lot of great editorial and video content, but one of my personal favorites is their series "Ask A Grown Man" in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 31, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Watch Ad-Rock Clown Around On Jimmy Fallon

Ad-Rock was one of the guests on last night's episode of Jimmy Fallon. It was his first time appearing on a talk show solo. He…
James Rettig | March 28, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Beastie Boys Win Paul’s Boutique Sampling Lawsuit

Hey, the Beastie Boys won another court case! Last year, a court ruled that the makers of Monster Energy Drink would have to pay the…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Ad-Rock Describes Auditioning Stoned For Oliver Stone’s The Doors

In a new New York Times profile, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) reflected on starting his transition to a post-Beastie Boys life following the death of…
James Rettig | March 24, 2015 - 8:40 am

Ad-Rock Gives An Update On Beastie Boys’ “Weird” Memoir, No Longer Expected This Year

Back in 2013, we learned that Ad-Rock and Mike D, the two surviving Beastie Boys, were working on a memoir together. They had signed on…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Beastie Boys Want Another $2.4M From Monster Energy For Legal Fees

Back in June, the Beastie Boys won a copyright lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink after the company used the band's music and likeness in promos…
James Rettig | January 19, 2015 - 7:17 pm

Watch Beastie Boys & Nas’ Unreleased “Too Many Rappers” Video Directed By Roman Coppola

One of the highlights of the Beastie Boys' final album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was "Too Many Rappers," a collaboration with Nas. Roman Coppola…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Ad-Rock Uses A Homemade NY1 Guitar Strap In Tribute To Their Viral Air Guitar Video

The local New York news network NY1 is much-loved in town thanks to its wry tone and to a kind of shambling amateurism that sometimes…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Mike D Discusses The $5M Townhouse He’s Designing And Selling In Brooklyn

Beastie Boy Mike D has been working on developing a brownstone in the Cobble Hill area of Brooklyn alongside his wife, Tamra Davis, and architect…
James Rettig | September 16, 2014 - 9:55 am
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