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As the first white rap group of any importance, the Beastie Boys received the scorn of critics and strident hip-hop musicians, who accused them of cultural pirating, especially since they began as a hardcore punk group in 1981. But the Beasties weren't pirating - they treated rap as part of a post-punk musical underground, where the do-it-yourself aesthetics of hip-hop and punk weren't that far apart. Of course, the exaggerated b-boy and frat-boy parodies of their unexpected hit debut album, Licensed to Ill, didn't help their cause. For much of the mid-'80s, the Beastie Boys were considered as macho clowns, and while their ambitious, Dust Brothers-produced second album, Paul's Boutique, dismissed that theory, it was ignored by both the public and the press at the time. In retrospect, it was one of the first albums to predict the genre-bending, self-referential pop kaleidoscope of '90s pop. The Beasties refined their eclectic approach with 1992's Check Your Head, where they played their own instruments. Check Your Head brought the Beasties back to the top of the charts, and within a few years, they were considered one of the most influential and ambitious groups of the '90s, cultivating a musical community not only through their music, but with their record label, Grand Royal, and their magazine of the same name.

HEADS UP!

OK, here's our blurb about the Beastie Boys new album - it spits hot fire! - hot shit! it's official... it's named THE MIX-UP. g'wan. all instrumental record. "see i knew they were gonna do that!" that's a quote from you. you love us. don't you?

Tracklisting:

01. B For My Name
02. 14th St. Break
03. Suco De Tangerina
04. The Gala Event
05. Electric Worm
06. Freaky Hijiki
07. Off The Grid
08. The Rat Cage
09. The Melee
10. Dramastically Different
11. The Cousin Of Death
12. The Kangaroo Rat


Be sure to check out the Beastie Boys Online Store!
http://www.beastieboys.com/store/shakeitup
 
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02.05.2007  (CE)