The Beastie Boys are an American Hip Hop band from New York. They formed in 1981 but turned to hip hop in 1984. The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012 and are only the third rap artist to do so. The Beastie Boys have been very influential in both the hip hop and rock music genres.
Did you know the Beastie Boys opened for Madonna in 1985? Don’t fret. They also toured with Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C. and A Tribe Called Quest. The Beastie Boys’ first album was released in 1986, Licensed to Ill. The last to date was released in 2011, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.
Best Beastie Boys Songs
8. Ch-Check It Out
Released in 2004
On Album To the 5 Boroughs
The Beasties Boys’ song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it the first song by a rap group to achieve such a feat.
Released in 1998
On Album Hello Nasty
The song received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999. Did you know the song samples the theme music for the 1985 film The Toxic Avenger?