The Beastie Boys Are My Favorite Hip-Hop Group of All Time!!!

Back when I was six years old, I was a B-boy… for a day. Actually, scratch that—for about 25 minutes. It was 1988, two years after the release of Licensed to Ill, the debut LP from rap/rock trio Beastie Boys (Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch, and let's not forget DJ Hurricane). Don’t ask me why or how a six-year-old was listening, and loving, the Beasties—that’s a question better directed toward my parents. Aside from cradling my Licensed to Ill cassette at all times, as if it was a sippy-cup, my fondest memory of those early Beastie-liking ...

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