As Madison Square Garden continues to undergo renovations, Barclays Center has been dominating the spotlight in Brooklyn. But recently one of Brooklyn's own, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D, stopped by The Garden to check out the transformation and visit with the workers. [ more › ]
What’s left to say about The Beastie Boys? The three Brooklynites were pioneers of Hip-Hop, dropping their genre-shaking Licensed to Ill the same year Larry Bird’s Celtics won their second [...] The post The Primer: 11 Beastie Boys Songs Everyone Should Know appeared first on The Smoking Section.
This is why you don't make your online dating profile the same as your Reddit handle. Also: A porn king gets shadowbanned, OP delivers, and the Beastie Boys meet Billy Idol.
Back in May, we reported that a publishing company representing local go-go legends Trouble Funk had approached rap pioneers the Beastie Boys with a lawsuit that claimed the D.C. band’s songs “Drop the Bomb” and “Say What” were illegally sampled by the Beastie Boys for their songs “Hold It Now Hit It,” “The New Style,” “Car Thief,” and “Shadrach.” Read full article >>
Back in the summer, just one day before the untimely passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, the Boys were hit with a sampling-related lawsuit by record label TufAmerica. The suit says that the Beasties used unlicensed samples by go-go band...Show More Summary
According to Michael Diamond, one of the founding band members, Beastie is an acronym for Boys Entering Anarchistic Stages Towards Internal Excellence. Lynyrd Skynyrd was named after Leonard Skinner, a gym teacher who notoriously enforced his school's policy against boys having long hair. How 21 of your favorite bands and musicians got their names. The Presurfer
The group asks a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed the day before Adam Yauch died because casual observers won't be able to identify the source of samples. read more
If you're holiday shopping for a comic/hip hop fan, Jim Mahfood may have just made your search a little easier. Known as a fan of hip hop culture, The Grrl Scouts and 40 Oz creator has released a new edition of Ask For Janice, his previously out... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Mike D & friend working a grill in the Rockaways (cheftalbot20) Thanks to Richard Young for pointing us to this picture of Beastie Boy Mike D helping out on his 46th birthday in Rockaway Beach yesterday (11/20). If you'd also...
It's been over six months since the untimely death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and many of us still have a hard time believing he's actually gone. But the surviving members of the trailblazing rap group are still with us, so let's send some birthday love to Michael Diamond, a.k.a. Show More Summary
The film’s opening shot, a tribute to late skater Keenan was the only photography allowed inside of the theater. A mob of Supreme-clad skateboarders lined up outside of Sunshine Cinema on Sunday for the New York premier of “Pretty Sweet,” the latest skateboarding video from the Girl and Chocolate brands. The premiere, hosted by East [...]
It’s a song that continues to get passed on from generation to generation for its soothing and funky groove, from its origins on Kudu to being sampled by the Beastie Boys/Dust Brothers to becoming a sample borrowed by DJ Shadow, and into becoming part of a pool of songs performed by or featuring drummer Idris [...]
Getty After a nationally televised telethon featuring Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Sting and Christina Aguilera among others raised nearly $23 million for victims of the mammoth storm Sandy last week, many more musicians...Show More Summary
Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys has composed the music for a new short film appearing on the New York Times called Off The Rails. The films documents the Northeast Corridor, the Amtrak line which connects New York and Washington D.C., to give an illuminating glimpse of the U.S. economy. Via The New York Times: Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
still from 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' To help benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief, Brooklyn Bowl and Oscilloscope Laboratories are teaming up to present a benefit tonight (11/5) at Brooklyn Bowl with screenings of Beastie Boys short film Fight For Your...
The rock station switched to an all-sports format at midnight on Nov. 2, but not before airing a carefully curated playlist that included songs by Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam, Black Keys and Killers. read more
The B-Boys, at the height of their Def Jam, Licensed To Ill-era ignorance, sloppily perform "Fight For Your Right", with some offensive rewrites—be warned, it's heavy on the "suck my dick", though "fag" and, uh, "oriental pussy" make some notable appearances. Show More Summary
They formed a committee, since Burleson's on the block, Cause he broke his darn leg, but the games will not stop! - apologies to the Beastie Boys....and everyone reading With Nate Burleson down for the count, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports that the team will fill his role by committee. Show More Summary
John Roman has done it again. This, the 6th edition of his Revisions series, manages to exceed the high expectations I’ve developed for Roman’s work. The Revision series lies at [...] No related posts.