The toy company GoldieBlox has had a rough year in advertising after being accused of copyright infringement by the Beastie Boys for re-working the band’s 1986 classic “Girls” to convey a more “feminist” message. The company settled the lawsuit and issued an apology to the Beasties, who have always been very outspoken about their refusal [...]
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams. Read more...
Warning: This video contains strong language that may be offensive to some. We've seen them rap to the Beastie Boys and Naughty by Nature, but this mashup casts the Muppets in a more controversial role. YouTube channel CinemaSins Jeremy...Show More Summary
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In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re picking songs that feature the word “hey” prominently—either in the title or in the lyrics. Beastie Boys, “Hey Ladies” (1989) The Beastie Boys’ full-length debut, Licensed To Ill, is a hip-hop monument, but it’s an ugly one. Show More Summary
Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and guests cover Naughty By Nature's 1993 classic Hip Hop Hooray. See also The Muppets covering The Beastie Boys, Kanye, and M.O.P. Tags: Naughty By Nature The Muppets music remix video
Remember when the Beastie Boys gave camcorders to 50 people in Madison Square Garden and used the footage to make a concert documentary? This is kind of like that, only much more intense: One Kanye West fan spent seven months poring over YouTube videos from the Yeezus tour to make a full-length re-creation of Kanye's entire... More »
Ifyouareofacertainage,andyougrewuplisteningtoalotofBeastieBoys’albums,there’sanunforgettablephrasethatprobablybangsaroundinyourheadeveryonceinawhile.Ifsomeonedoessomethingridiculousataparty,forinstance,yourmind’simmediatereactionmigShow More Summary
For what started as an NYU dorm-room project in 1983, it's safe to say that Rick Rubin’s Def Jam Records has far surpassed the hydroponic tinkerings of your average Bobcat. From its raucous early Beastie Boys releases all the way to its more contemporary Kanye West and Frank Ocean offerings,... More »
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Perhaps Pat Kiernan put it best: “never predicted this.” Who could have? But now we now. Kiernan, anchor at New York City’s NY1, can point to the most unique example of his street cred: his face is featured in Beastie Boys’ guitarist Adam Horovitz‘s guitar strap. Show More Summary
The two coolest guys in New York just got elevated to whatever is cooler than being cool (did Outkast ever figure that out?), because Kathleen Hanna revealed a detailed close-up of her husband's guitar strap, which features their faces. Ad-Rock's strap is an homage to NY1's Pat Kiernan and Roger Clark, and looks like this: [ more › ]
Keeping your hand steady when you put on eyeliner is, as the Beastie Boys would say, tricky tricky tricky. But if you steal the little move makeup artist Jake Bailey is using on Selena Gomez in this Instagram picture, you'll take the headache out of it. Show More Summary
1987 was a crucial year for hiphop. Building on the previous year's album-length breakthroughs by Run-DMC and Beastie Boys, 1987 brought Eric B and Rakim's Paid in Full, Boogie Down Productions's Criminal Minded, and Public Enemy's Yo!...Show More Summary
The girl-centric toy company GoldieBlox has come a long way from the Kickstarter (and occasional copyright lawsuit with the Beastie Boys—though let's be real, that did a lot to boost their name recognition more than anything else) that they started out with. Show More Summary
Imagine you are watching The Beastie Boys' classic video for Sabotage when suddenly you realize, much to your confusion, that Mike D (aka Alasondro Alegre) isn't holding a 70's era walkie talkie but a Sony Xperia Z3 smart phone. You may wonder what it could be. Show More Summary
In 2012, the Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond sued Monster Energy Drink for $2.5 million for using their songs in a promotional video without permission. At Monster’s annual “Ruckus In The Rockies” snowboarding...Show More Summary
Showrunner Adam F. Goldberg tells THR that music from Michael Jackson, U2, The Who and Elton John is still off-limits read more
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Beastie Boy Michael "Mike D" Diamond has left his Volkswagen hood ornament necklace behind and donned the mantle of Brooklyn townhouse developer, and the New York Times just can't help itself, writing "this time, it really is Mike D...