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Licensed To Ill

By: Beastie Boys

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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.

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1   Rhymin & Stealin Buy Buy  
2   The New Style Buy Buy  
3   She's Crafty Buy Buy  
4   Posse In Effect Buy Buy  
5   Slow Ride Buy Buy  
6   Girls Buy Buy  
7   Fight For Your Right Buy Buy  
8   No Sleep Till Brooklyn Buy Buy  
9   Paul Revere Buy Buy  
10   Hold It Now, Hit It Buy Buy  
11   Brass Monkey Buy Buy  
12   Slow And Low Buy Buy  
13   Time To Get Ill Buy Buy  

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5 out of 5 stars Whats the time?, February 5, 2008
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Album Description

Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys Label: Def Jam Release Date: 3/28/1995 1 Rhymin & Stealin - 4:08 2 The New Style - 4:35 3 She''s Crafty - 3:35 4 Posse in Effect - 2:26 5 Slow Ride - 2:56 6 Girls - 2:13 7 Fight for Your Right - 3:27 8 No Sleep Till Brooklyn - 4:06 9 Paul Revere - 3:40 10 Hold It Now, Hit It - 3:26 11 Brass Monkey - 2:37 12 Slow and Low - 3:38 13 Time to Get Ill - 3:37

Product Notes

The joke of Licensed to Ill's cover--that the Beasties could crash their jet into the side of a mountain and keep on tickin'--serves as a good metaphor for a career that even some of their 1986 admirers thought might be over after the one-time-only shock of this full-length debut. That thousands of funk-junkie wannabes have since failed at re-creating its groove, breaking-the-law vibe, and ear-splitting mix of rock and rap is an even better joke. And funniest of all is the record itself, which packs dexterous boasts, aural puns, and lots and lots of yelling into a disc that can still be listened to with as much pleasure as it gave in '86. --Rickey Wright

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