EP80: Beastie Boys “Licensed to Ill”

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“Three idiots make a masterpiece” is how Rolling Stone characterized the Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill upon its release in 1986.  As it turned out, Mike D., Ad Rock and MCA weren’t idiots at all but musical savants, arena rockstars and cultural trendsetters.  Licensed to Ill went on to become the first rap album ever to hit #1 on the Billboard chart and the Beastie Boys became international superstars.  To celebrate this month’s release of The Beastie Boys Book look back to discuss
Beastie Boys Book:
RIP MCA

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