Beastie Boys

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(You Gotta ) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
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No Sleep Till Brooklyn
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Sabotage [Remastered 2009]E
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Intergalactic
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Brass Monkey

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  • Beastie Boys Music

    Oct 2020 • 20 songs

  • Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
  • Shake Your Rump

    Aug 2019 • 3 songs

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As the first white rap group of any importance, the Beastie Boys received the scorn of critics and strident hip-hop musicians, both of whom accused them of cultural pirating, especially since they began as a hardcore punk group in 1981. But the Beasties weren't pirating -- instead, they treated rap as part of a post-punk musical underground, where the D.I.Y. aesthetics of hip-hop and punk weren't that far apart. Of course, the exaggerated b-boy and frat-boy parodies of their unexpected hit debut album, Licensed to Ill, didn't help their cause. For much of the mid-'80s, the Bea...
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