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Remembering The Beastie Boys: Part 2

Remembering The Beastie Boys: Part 2

Update: 2022-08-24
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It is almost impossible for anyone from a lightweight boy band to transition to serious, respected artist…it can be done—we can look at Justin Timberlake and, um…well, we can look at Justin Timberlake….

And as tough as that is, it’s even more difficult to move from being pigeonholed as a novelty act to one that carries gravitas and serious artistic merit…yet that’s what the beastie boys managed to do…

No one took them seriously for the first eight years of their career…they were spoiled, snotty frat boys writing goofy songs and making funny videos… “Licensed to Ill” was a parody of hip hop…a good one, but a still a parody…let’s not forget that “Rolling Stone” described the album as “three idiots make a masterpiece”…

But then something changed…The Beastie Boys grew up…they grew as artists…they grew as businessmen…they grew as humans…

They took risks…they experimented…they branched out…they sought to make a difference—not just in music but in the world…and by the time it all came to an end with the death of Adam Yauch in the spring of 2012, The Beastie Boys had cemented a reputation as one the most important bands of not one but at least two generations…

This is remembering The Beastie Boys, part 2.

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Remembering The Beastie Boys: Part 2

Remembering The Beastie Boys: Part 2

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