Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

American hip hop band formed in New York in 1981 as a hardcore punk combo. After the success of their first hip hop track, "Cooky Puss" in 1983, they turned into a rap group that sometimes include punk rock tracks in their albums. From 1992 to 2001, they ran the Grand Royal label. The band officially stopped in June 2014, following the death of Adam Yauch in 2012.

Ad Rock (Adam Horovitz): vocals, guitar (1982-2014)
MCA (Adam Yauch): vocals, bass (1981-2012)
Mike D (Michael Diamond): vocals, drums (1981-2014)
John Berry (5): guitar (1981-1982)
Kate Schellenbach: drums (1981-1984)

+ touring members:
Rick Rubin (as DJ Double R): disc jockey (1984-1985)
Doctor Dré (Andre A. Brown) – disc jockey (1986)
DJ Hurricane (2) (Wendell Fite) – disc jockey (1986–1997)
Eric Bobo (Eric Correa) – percussion (1992–1996)
Money Mark (Mark Ramos-Nishita) – keyboards, vocals (1992–2014)
AWOL (Amery Smith) – drums (1994–1995)
Alfredo Ortiz – drums, percussion (1996–2014)
Mix Master Mike (Mike Schwartz) – disc jockey, turntablist and backing vocals (1998–2014)

Beastie Boys Discography


28AP 3278 Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia 28AP 3278 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
266 7917434 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique (Album) Capitol Records 266 7917434 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4XPRO-79696 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique (Advance Cassette Sampler)(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Capitol Records 4XPRO-79696 US 1989 Sell This Version
TOCP-8338 Beastie Boys Check Your Head (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Grand Royal TOCP-8338 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO-79355 Beastie Boys Ill Communication (Album, Comp) Grand Royal, Grand Royal, Brooklyn Dust Music, Brooklyn Dust Music DPRO-79355 US 1994 Sell This Version
C4 7243, 8 37716 4 6 Beastie Boys Hello Nasty (Album, Comp) Grand Royal C4 7243, 8 37716 4 6 US 1998 Sell This Version
7243 5 70854 2 7 Beastie Boys To The 5 Boroughs (Album) Capitol Records 7243 5 70854 2 7 Argentina 2004 Sell This Version
0946 3940852 8 Beastie Boys The Mix-Up (Album) Capitol Records 0946 3940852 8 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
509990 26148 2 3 Beastie Boys Hotsaucecommitteeparttwo (Album) Capitol Records, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Brooklyn Dust Music 509990 26148 2 3 US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MOTR 21C Beastie Boys Polly Wog Stew EP (EP) Rat Cage Records MOTR 21C US 1982 Sell This Version
MOTR 26, MOTR26 Beastie Boys Cooky Puss (Maxi, EP) Rat Cage Records, Rat Cage Records MOTR 26, MOTR26 US 1983 Sell This Version
DJ002 Beastie Boys Rock Hard Def Jam Recordings DJ002 US 1985 Sell This Version
TA 6686 Beastie Boys She's On It (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia TA 6686 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CS7 2264 Beastie Boys Slow And Low(7", Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings CS7 2264 US 1985 Sell This Version
38-05864 Beastie Boys Hold It, Now Hit It (Single) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia Records 38-05864 US 1986 Sell This Version
DEF 650734 7, CBS 650734 7 Beastie Boys Brass Monkey (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings, CBS DEF 650734 7, CBS 650734 7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
38-06341 Beastie Boys It's The New Style / Paul Revere (Single) Def Jam Recordings 38-06341 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
12CXP 06726 Beastie Boys She's Crafty / No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Single) Def Jam Recordings 12CXP 06726 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
DEF 650841 6, 650841 6 Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Single, Maxi, Comp) Def Jam Recordings DEF 650841 6, 650841 6 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
BEAST P3 Beastie Boys Girls / She's Crafty (Single) Def Jam Recordings BEAST P3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
650353-7 Beastie Boys Fight For Your Right (Single, Maxi) CBS, Def Jam Recordings 650353-7 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
07SP 1021 Beastie Boys Brass Monkey(7", Single) Def Jam Recordings, CBS/Sony 07SP 1021 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CP 2268 Beastie Boys Hey Ladies (Single) Capitol Records CP 2268 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
DPRO 79824 Beastie Boys An Exciting Evening At Home With Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego (Single, EP) Capitol Records DPRO 79824 US 1989 Sell This Version
4JM-44402 Beastie Boys Love American Style EP (EP, Single) Capitol Records 4JM-44402 US 1989 Sell This Version

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December 13, 2015
edited about 1 month ago
The Beastie Boys! What can i say?!
The Greatest & most unique, influential Hip Hop bands in the history of Hip Hop! Nuff said! RIP Adam Yauch!


August 10, 2015
Thank you very much to the Beastie Boys, you'll be loved for ever. R.I.P. MCA.


May 14, 2012
RIP MCA, your are the best of the best group of HIP HOP of all times.
Beastie Boys is the most creative group, lyrics, song and clips.
Thanks you very much for all. &(


May 10, 2012
MCA rest in peace. On this page is his legacy.


May 7, 2012
it's soo sad - i can't believe it. thanks for all the music and the inspiration. r.i.p. adam "mca" yauch.


May 5, 2012
they were an inspiration to millions! RIP MCA.


May 5, 2012
Respect MCA (Adam Yauch) - your music with Beastie Boys will always be remembered. RIP.

Long time fan.


May 4, 2012
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May 22, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Definately one (if not the only) best hip-hoppers left in the world. Ever since their appearance in the 1980s, these boys have kept to the roots of Hip-Hop and still rap about what is best; nonsense.

Unlike the black hip-hoppers from the 80s who evolved to "Gansta" Rappers in the 90s, these boys have still kept to their original style and still know how to make no sense in music. Try to check out some of their tracks, you will never grow bored of them.

I hope these boys still stay in the hip-hop game and never give up producing good beats and rhymes, compared to the noise pollution of today's Gansta rap music.

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