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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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Beastie Boys Lift Their No-Ads Policy To Allow “Sabotage” In Destiny 2 Promo

Beastie Boys maintain a pretty strict no-ads policy, and it's rare to hear their music used in promotional videos of any sort. When Adam Yauch…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 14, 2017 - 12:32 pm

Beastie Boys’ Mike D Is Choosing The Wine For New Hollywood Hotspot

Ad-Rock has shoes and acting, Mike D has man-purses and wine. Bloomberg reports that the erstwhile Beastie Boy will be choosing the wine at the…
Peter Helman | August 17, 2017 - 7:28 pm

Someone Made A Version Of The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Video With The Sesame Street Muppets

Spike Jonze's 1994 video for the Beastie Boys banger "Sabotage" is one of the all-time great music videos, a fake opening-credits sequence for a '70s…
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2017 - 9:55 am

KRS-One Included The Wrong Beastie Boy In His Tribute Song To Dead Rappers

On his new album The World Is MIND, veteran Bronx rapper KRS-One has a song called "Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven" in which he pays…
James Rettig | May 11, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Ad-Rock Designs Winter Shoes, Donates Proceeds To Planned Parenthood

Both of the surviving Beastie Boys have been designing clothing lately. But while Mike D is out here making $625 man-purses, the King Ad-Rock is…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2016 - 10:23 am

Watch Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Speak At Stand Up Against Hate Rally At Adam Yauch Park

On Friday, playground equipment in a Brooklyn Heights park named after the late Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch was defaced with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti.
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Warpaint – “New Song (Mike D Remix)”

LA quartet Warpaint dropped their third album, Heads Up, a few weeks ago. One of the standout tracks was the synth-doused, irresistibly rhythmic lead single…
Collin Robinson | October 14, 2016 - 11:51 am

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
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