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Format: CD
Sku: 60115894
UPC: 731452735126
UPC 14: 00731452735126
Release Date: 3/28/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Rhymin' and Stealin'
2. New Style, The
3. She's Crafty
4. Posse In Effect
5. Slow Ride
6. Girls
7. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)
8. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
9. Paul Revere
10. Hold It Now, Hit It
11. Brass Monkey
12. Slow And Low
13. Time To Get Ill

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Beastie Boys: Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Adam "MCA" Yauch, Mike "Mike D" Diamond (rap vocals).
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Kerry King (guitar).
Muze PNote Personnel: Kerry King (guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Joe Blaney.
Muze PNote Photographer: Sunny Bak.

Producer: Rick Rubin; Beastie Boys

Engineer: Steve Ett

Artist Overview

In the mid-1980s, the idea of white middle-class Jewish rappers may have provoked laughter or outright disdain, but the Beastie Boys' albums and singles have shown that they are anything but a joke. After hip-hop and rock fused into the music of choice for rebellious American youth, it became increasingly clear that the Beastie Boys deserved to be regarded as true musical innovators. The release of 1989's PAUL'S BOUTIQUE began the Beasties' transition from lewd, party-seeking prankers to sophisticated, party-throwing sonic pioneers, with band members ditching the six-packs and gold chains in favor of Buddhism and social activism. The trio's newfound maturity and good-natured vibe only enhanced their success, leading to a continued streak of hit albums. Not bad for three New York City weisenheimers.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Clueless
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Old School Rap
Muze Music Compilations Old School Rap
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Essentials Vol 12
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Muze Music Compilations ICON:EPMD(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations New York Thrash

Associated Artists and Works


Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/28/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1986
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5273512
Music Label Name Label : Def Jam (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731452735126

Professional Reviews

Q (9/94, p.123)
- 4 Stars - "...LICENSE TO ILL remains the world's only punk rock rap album, arguably superior to NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS...knowing that apathy and slovenliness were just around the corner..."

Q (p.132)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[A]n album's worth of yelping hip hop and snarling guitar riffs....[The album] remains one of their very finest moments."

Vibe (12/99, p.158)
- Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Melody Maker (7/22/95, p.35)
- Bloody Essential - "...There's lots of self-reverential bragging, more tenuous rhymes than are usually permitted by law and, most importantly of all, an unshakably glorious celebration of being alive....A surprisingly enduring classic."

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