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Kanye West to Receive 2015 MTV Video Vanguard Award

Kanye West is set to be the first rapper in 17 years to receive a MTV Video Vanguard Award after the Beastie Boys were given the honor in 1998. West will also be the third rapper in history to seize one of music's highest awards since the show started in 1984 -- LL Cool J was the first. MTV announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday afte Continue reading…

Why I Modeled My Business After The Beastie Boys

Why three bratty rappers from New York may hold the secret to your success.

The First Boeing 727 Ever Made Is Almost Ready To Make Its Final Flight

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

At one time, the Boeing 727 tri-jet was an extremely common sight at airports around the world. Over 1,800 were produced, making it an icon of commercial air travel in the 1970’s and 1980’s (one even appeared on the Beastie Boys album cover Licensed to Ill). Now, the first 727 ever made is being readied to blast skyward once again. Read more...

Podtoid 302: Virtual Reality is the Future

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. No Brett or Steven this week, as the beastie boys are still off gallivanting around Cologne, Germany for gamescom. But we did manage to bring back PCWorld's illustrious Hayden Dingman to discuss the hottest, sweatiest, smelliest news in the world of video games for your listening pleasure. Read more...

Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock and Mike D reunite for interview, discuss making of Paul’s Boutique

Plus, longtime label Capitol Records raises its Beastie Boys flag for the first time since 1989.

Happy Birthday, MCA!

As long as hip-hop is around, the Beastie Boys' contributions won't be forgotten. Today (Aug. 5), we remember the rapper in the trio with the raspy voice. MCA, born Adam Yauch, would've turned 51 years old. Continue reading…

How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

Listen To Every Song Sampled On Paul's Boutique

The Beastie Boys released Paul's Boutique on July 25th, 1989, which means the seminal album turns 26 tomorrow. The groundbreaking masterpiece famously sampled 105 different songs, and although it's long been rumored that those samples weren't cleared, most of them actually were. [ more › ]

Seattle Radio Station Plans All-Day 'Paul's Boutique' Celebration

Beastie Boys' sample-fueled masterpiece Paul's Boutique was released on July 25th, 1989 and to honor the album's anniversary, Seattle radio station KEXP is dedicating a full day of programming to the innovative LP on Friday, July 24th, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST. The station will play the full track list and...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Stepping Out with Louis York and Jon Bellion

To take a page from The Beasties Boys, the next two acts featured on A-Sides have mad hits like they were Rod Carew. Sadaharu Oh even. Louis York are the multi-platinum team of songwriters/producers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony, who have scored off-the-charts hits for everyone from Miley Cyrus to Bruno Mars. Show More Summary

Chet Haze Goes Blonde to Look Like Eminem, Claims Mom Wouldn't Let Him Before

The history of white mainstream rappers is a long and mostly embarrassing one. Sure, the list includes the Beastie Boys and Action Bronson, but it also includes Vanilla Ice and Iggy Azalea. Of course, one causasian emcee has reignedShow More Summary

Beastie Boys Rock Hard

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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Beastie Boys Deny Rumors Of Live Performances Without Adam Yauch

It has been a while since we saw the hip hop band Beastie Boys perform on stage. And while may fans are hoping for a reunion after Adam Yauch’s death in 2012, the Beastie Boys are now confirming that there will be no live performances, despite the ongoing rumors. Show More Summary

Beastie Boys: No 'live performances without Adam Yauch'

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have confirmed they will never perform live again.

Beastie Boys Refute New Live Show Rumors

The Beastie Boys have denied rumors of a live reunion that began after surviving members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark application for the Beastie Boys name in conjunction with "live performances by a musical group." A representative for the band, however, reiterated the group's stance on...

Court awards Beastie Boys $668k from Monster Energy

3 months agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

A judge made the award after stating that the Beastie Boys took the “Cadillac Escalade” approach to litigation as opposed to the “Honda Civic” route.

Newswire: Judge rules Monster Energy has to pay the Beastie Boys a bunch more money

The Beastie Boys have been awarded almost $700,000 from Monster, after a U.S. district judge ruled the energy drink company must cover the rap group’s legal fees. The costs stem from a copyright infringement battle the Boys underwent...Show More Summary

Beastie Boys Get The Gold Standard Of Legal Representation

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

If your law firm has to be compared to a car, a Cadillac Escalade isn't a bad way to go.

Why We Cling To The Culture Of Our Youth

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Baby boomers pursue perpetual youth into retirement. Gen-Xers hold fast to their skateboards, their Pixies T-shirts and their Beastie Boys CDs. Nobody wants to be an adult anymore, and every so often someone writes an article blaming Hollywood, attachment parenting, global capitalism or the welfare state for this catastrophe.”

Beastie Boys Receive $668,000 From Monster for Legal Bills

Beastie Boys' long-running legal battle against Monster Energy may finally be nearing conclusion after the judge overseeing the case ruled that the energy drink company must pay the Ill Communication group an additional $668,000 to cover legal fees. The group had been seeking $2.4 million, but after reviewing their bills,...

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