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The Beastie Boys, though they are famus, had to start somhwere, and as a hardcore punk group. Adam Yauch, aka as MCA, wanted to satr a group with his friend in Broklyn.
The Beastie Boys began as a hardcore punk group in 1981, first appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash with "Riot Fight" and "Beastie", and later released their first Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of their hip hop experiment, Cooky Puss, they made the transition to hip hop in 1984 and a string of successful 12 singles followed by their debut album Licensed to Ill in 1986 which received international critical acclaim.

Early Years

The Beastie Boys came together in 1981 as a hardcore punk band. A teenaged Adam Yauch had the idea to start a band and approached friends John Berry, Kate Schellanbruach and Micheal dimand, who were localy known to be musically talented, asking them to join him. The name "Beastie Boys" was suggested by original guitarist John Berry, who had seen the phrase used in a movie. Their first concert was at Berry's House on Yauches 17th Bitrhday.

The Crossover

The band also performed its first hip hop track, "Cooky Puss", based on a prank call by the boys to Carvel Ice Cream. It became a hit in New York underground. They Crossoved into hip hop after signing with Def Jam Records
The Beastie Boys had many successful albums, and the first largely successful album was Licensed To Ill, And the Rolling Stone Magazine cover, stood the famous headline "3 Idiots make a Masterpiece." With this album, they opened for Madonna on her North American virgin tour. From the exposure on this tour, the album climbed up to #1 on the charts, and stayed there for 5 weeks. It became the best selling album of the 1980's. The Beasties, Matured, and came out with Paul's Boutique, witch is considered to this day one of their best works. It not live up to the success of Licensed To Ill. Check you head was unique because it had all the guys playing instruments, as well as an additional keyboard. You can see the keyboard work in Watcha Want. Ill Communication was the boy's return to the top of the charts reaching #1. The hit song sabotage, receives much play on MTV, and climbed to #1. In 1995 the Beastie Boys popularity was underlined when tickets from and arena tour went on sale and sold out in minutes. When Hello Nasty was released, in its first week it sold 700,000 records. It had rankings of the top 10 in EVERY COUNTRY. The Beasties Won multiple awards for the Grammys, and The VMA's. To The 5 Boroughs, was released in 2004. The Beastie Boy's produced it themselves, and it went to #1 in the first week.

"No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn"

No sleep 'til - Brooklyn

Foot on the pedal never ever false metal
Engine running hotter than a boiling kettle
My job's ain't a job it's a damn good time
City to city I'm running my rhymes
On location touring around the nation
Beastie Boys always on vacation
Itchy trigger finger but a stable turntable
I do what I do best because I'm illing and able
Ain't no faking your money I'm taking
Going coast to coast watching all the girlies shaking
While you're at the job working nine to five
The Beastie Boys at the Garden cold kickin' it live

No sleep 'til -

Another plane another train
Another bottle in the brain
Another girl another fight
Another drive all night
Our manager's crazy he always smokes dust
He's got his own room at the back of the bus
Tour around the world you rock around the clock
Plane to hotel girls on the jock
We're thrashing hotels like it's going out of style
Getting paid along the way cause it's worth your while
Four on the floor Adrock's out the door
M.C.A.'s in the back because he's skeezin' with a whore
We got a safe in the trunk with money in a stack
With dice in the front and Brooklyn's in the back

No sleep 'til -

[repeat chorus]

Ain't seen the light since we started this band
M.C.A. get on the mic my man
Born and bred Brooklyn U.S.A.
They all me Adam Yauch but I'm M.C.A.
Like a lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon
I sip the def ale with all the fly women
Got limos, arena, TV shows
Autograph pictures and classy hos
Step off homes get out of my way
Taxing little girlies form here to L.A.
Waking up before I get to sleep
Cause I'll be rocking this party eight days a week

[repeat chorus]

Yes its goofy. Yes its silly. But its still one of my favorites. I ike this song beacuse of the die hard aditude and love for Brokly that the Beastie Boys have
for their hometown.


I Can't Stand It I Know You Planned It
But I'm Gonna Set It Straight, This Watergate
I Can't Stand Rocking When I'm In Here
Because Your Crystal Bal Ain't So Crystal Clear
So While You Sit Backand Wonder Why
I Got This Fucking Thorn In My Side
Oh My, It's A Mirage
I'm Tellin' Y'all It's a Sabotage
So Listen Up 'Cause You Can't Say Nothin'
You'll Shut Me Dow With A Push Of Your Button?
But I'm Out And I'm Gone
I'll Tell You Now I Keep It On And On
'Cause What You See You Might Not Get
And We Can Bet So Don't You Get Souped Yet
You're Scheming On A Thing That's A Mirage
I'm Trying To Tell You Now It's Sabotage
Why; Our Backs Are Now Against The Wall
Listen All Of Y'all It's A Sabotage
I Can't Stand It, I Know You Planned It
But I'm Gonna Set It Straight This Watergate
I Can't Stand Rockin' When I'm In This Place
Because I Feel Disgrace Because You're All In My Face
But Make No Mistakes And Switch Up My Channel
I'm Buddy Rich When I Fly Off The Handle
What Could It Be, It's A Miracle
You're Scheming On A Thing; That's Sabotage '

This is one of my favorites by the beasties beacuse the personality of the video. Terribly fake mustaches, very fake action, and just the personality to come up with a music video idea such as this i just love it. Jumping from Building to building, low-speed chases, and just everything makes this video great.

Watcha' Want

Just Plug Me In Just Like I Was Eddie Harris You're Eating Crazy
Cheese Like You'd Think I'm From Paris You Know I Get Fly You
Think I Get High You Know That I'm Gone And I'm A Tell You All Why
So Tell Me Who Are You Dissing Maybe I'm Missing The Reason That
You're Smiling or Wilding So Listen In My Head I Just Want To
Take 'em Down Imagination Set Loose And I'm Gonna Shake 'em
Down Let It Flow Like A Mud Slide When I Get On I Like To Ride And
Glide I've Got Depth Of Perception In My Text Y'all I Get Props At My
Mention 'Cause I Vex Y'All So What'cha Want You're So Funny With
The Money That You Flaunt Where'd You Get Your Information From
You Think That You Can Front When Revelation Comes

You Can't Front On That

Well They Call Me Mike D The Ever Loving Man I'm Like Spoonie Gee
I'm The Metropolitician You Scream And You Holler About My
Chevy Impala But The Sweat Is Getting Wet Around The Ring Around
Your Collar But Like A Dream I'm Flowing Without No Stopping
Sweeter Than A Cherry Pie With Ready Whip Topping Goin' From
Mic To Mic Kickin' It Wall To Wall Well I'll Be Calling Out You People
Like A Casting Call It's Wack When You're Jacked In The Back Of A
Ride With Your Know With Your Flow When You're Out Getting By
Believe Me What You See Is What You Get And You See Me Coming Off
As You Can Bet I Think I'm Losing My Mind This Time
This Time I'm Losing My Mind

You Can't Front On That

But Little Do You Know About Something That I Talk About I'm Tired
Of Driving It's Due Time That I Walk About But In The Meantime, I'm
Wise To The Demise I've Got Eyes In The Back Of My Head So I Realize
Well I'm Dr. Spock I'm Here To Rock Y'All I Want You Off The Wall
If You're Playing The Wall So What'cha Want Y'All Suckers Write Me
Checks And Then They Bounce So I Reach In My Pocket For The
Fresh Amount See I'm The Long Leaner Victor The Cleaner
I'm The Illest Motherfucker From Here To Gardena I'm As Cool As A
Cucumber In A Bowl Of Hot Sauce You've Got The Rhyme And Reason
But No Cause So If You're Hot To Trot You Think You're Slicker
Than Grease I've Got News For You Crews
You'll Be Sucking Like A Leach

You Can't Front On ThaSo What'cha Want

I like this song, beacuse of its creativity on the keyboard,a and its catchy tune. Not only do i ove this song, but i also love that they preformed with one of my favorite pit bands, roots. This was recorded a couple montha ago, and you can tell, the boys still got it.