The Beastie Boys switched their style up throughout their careers. With their second album, Paul's Boutique, they pulled a curveball by abandoning their party-rock-inspired anthems for innovative '70s-funk-sampling beats by the Dust Brothers.
Boasting air-guitar-able power chords, a pep rally of a chorus and hometown cred, this 1987 rap-rock classic is pretty much ready-made to shake the 20,000 seats at the Barclays Center.
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The iconic Beastie Boys are rap's best-selling group of all time, with a quarter-century worth of hits—including "No Sleep Till Brooklyn," "Intergalactic" and "Sabotage"—to their name.
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Though the late Adam "MCA" Yauch later took up Buddhism, the Beastie Boys were rap's first Jewish superstars. Mazel tov!
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Eminem talks new music and remembers Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch.