Beastie Boys

Profile:
American hip hop band formed in New York in 1981 as a hardcore punk combo. After the success of their first hip hop track, "Cooky Puss" in 1983, they turned into a rap group that sometimes include punk rock tracks in their albums. From 1992 to 2001, they ran the Grand Royal label. The band officially stopped in June 2014, following the death of Adam Yauch in 2012.

Members:
Ad Rock (Adam Horovitz): vocals, guitar (1982-2014)
MCA (Adam Yauch): vocals, bass (1981-2012)
Mike D (Michael Diamond): vocals, drums (1981-2014)
John Berry (5): guitar (1981-1982)
Kate Schellenbach: drums (1981-1984)

+ touring members:
Rick Rubin (as DJ Double R): disc jockey (1984-1985)
Doctor Dré (Andre A. Brown) – disc jockey (1986)
DJ Hurricane (2) (Wendell Fite) – disc jockey (1986–1997)
Eric Bobo (Eric Correa) – percussion (1992–1996)
Money Mark (Mark Ramos-Nishita) – keyboards, vocals (1992–2014)
AWOL (Amery Smith) – drums (1994–1995)
Alfredo Ortiz – drums, percussion (1996–2014)
Mix Master Mike (Mike Schwartz) – disc jockey, turntablist and backing vocals (1998–2014)
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Beastie Boys Discography Tracks

Albums

Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill album art Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia Hong Kong 1986 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique album art Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique (Album) Capitol Records, Beastie Boys Records, Capitol Records Japan 1989 Sell This Version
4XPRO-79696 Beastie Boys - Beastie Boys (Advanced Cassette Sampler) album art Beastie Boys Beastie Boys (Advanced Cassette Sampler)(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Capitol Records, Beastie Boys Records 4XPRO-79696 US 1989 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head album art Beastie Boys Check Your Head (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Grand Royal US 1992 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Hip Hop Sampler album art Beastie Boys Hip Hop Sampler Capitol Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - The Sampler album art Beastie Boys The Sampler Capitol Records, Grand Royal UK 1994 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication album art Beastie Boys Ill Communication (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Grand Royal US 1994 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty album art Beastie Boys Hello Nasty (Album, Comp) Grand Royal, Capitol Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Beastie Show Breaks album art Beastie Boys Beastie Show Breaks Not On Label (Beastie Boys Self-released) 2003 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - To The 5 Boroughs album art Beastie Boys To The 5 Boroughs (Album) Capitol Records Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up album art Beastie Boys The Mix-Up (Album) Capitol Records 2007 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 album art Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 (Album) Capitol Records, Oscilloscope Laboratories US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Beastie Boys - Polly Wog Stew EP album art Beastie Boys Polly Wog Stew EP (EP) Rat Cage Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Cooky Puss album art Beastie Boys Cooky Puss (Single, Maxi) Rat Cage Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Rock Hard album art Beastie Boys Rock Hard Def Jam Recordings US 1984 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - She's On It album art Beastie Boys She's On It (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CS7 2264 Beastie Boys - Slow And Low album art Beastie Boys Slow And Low(7", Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings CS7 2264 US 1985 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Hold It, Now Hit It album art Beastie Boys Hold It, Now Hit It (Single) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia US 1986 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey / Posse In Effect album art Beastie Boys Brass Monkey / Posse In Effect (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) album art Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) (Single) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - It's The New Style / Paul Revere album art Beastie Boys It's The New Style / Paul Revere (Single) Def Jam Recordings Canada 1986 Sell This Version
DEF PRO 402 Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn / Rhymin' & Stealin album art Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn / Rhymin' & Stealin(7", Promo) Def Jam Recordings, CBS DEF PRO 402 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn / She's Crafty album art Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn / She's Crafty (Single) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn / Posse In Effect album art Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn / Posse In Effect (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Beastie Boys - Girls / She's Crafty album art Beastie Boys Girls / She's Crafty (Single) Def Jam Recordings UK 1987 Sell This Version

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12inchrules

12inchrules

October 2, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
This band is part of my life. The first memory is No Sleep Till Brooklyn followed by Fight For Your Right, by now one of my least favorite tracks. But back than i was in awe over that song. They followed me through my youth and i remember buying Ill Communication like it was yesterday. That was for me the first album i ever bought on CD and i the first album i could rap along with most tracks. It's a shame it all came to an end like this, but as for all great things in life it has an ending. Like life itself, and more than often way too soon.
Thank you Beastie Boys for shaping my taste in music and the part you played for me in the most important years of my life.
FabioGnecco

FabioGnecco

August 18, 2018
i love these guys so much
sadly i never will se then live and stuff.... but maybe someday they will release something new, like that book about then, some lost songs or something like that haha
much love for adam yauch
djrobovw1

djrobovw1

March 5, 2018
edited 8 months ago
A brilliant rap band to whom i will always be fond of as they were a big part of my life growing up as a kid as all the rap groups were big around that time, shame to hear of 2 band members passing away at such a young age. a lot of there vocals have since been ripped and used in the rave scene on various records.
OGTapes147

OGTapes147

August 25, 2017
some of the greatest musicians of all time to grasp the mic!
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 22, 2016
More than a decade after their genre-blending Licensed to Ill (which added rock guitar riffs and frat-boy humor to hip-hop), the trio still delivers their lyrics in a Run-D.M.C. pass-the-mic style. Their backing tracks, however, have progressed through the sample-a-rama of Paul's Boutique to the mostly organic Check Your Head and Ill Communication, and onto the turntablist-incorporating Hello Nasty. As the boys who helped usher rap into the mainstream, they've proved to be responsible stewards, pushing the envelope of the genre's sound, evolving lyrically, pushing political agendas and reigning at the top of the charts without selling out to pop conventions. Always ahead of the curve, the Beastie Boys were among the first "big name" acts to embrace MP3 technology as a way of promoting their music -- much to the chagrin of their handlers at Capitol Records.
...You've gotta fight, for your right, to party!!! R.I.P. MCA
england2

england2

December 13, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
The Beastie Boys! What can i say?!
The Greatest & most unique, influential Hip Hop bands in the history of Hip Hop! Nuff said! RIP Adam Yauch!
vernking

vernking

August 10, 2015
Thank you very much to the Beastie Boys, you'll be loved for ever. R.I.P. MCA.
tibo03

tibo03

May 14, 2012
RIP MCA, your are the best of the best group of HIP HOP of all times.
Beastie Boys is the most creative group, lyrics, song and clips.
Thanks you very much for all. &(
iljin1

iljin1

May 10, 2012
MCA rest in peace. On this page is his legacy.
dj_cannikz

dj_cannikz

May 7, 2012
it's soo sad - i can't believe it. thanks for all the music and the inspiration. r.i.p. adam "mca" yauch.

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