All I heard was the sound of the adults in Charlie Brown…wont, wont…wont,wont, wont…wont wont.
Like Neal Armstrong driving the American flag into the surface of the moon (did he do that?), the rap culture was hoisting it’s flag triumphantly in the back of a 4th grade classroom in the (distant) suburbs of Boston, MA.
The Beastie Boys had (crash) landed.
My friends and I passed the Licensed to Ill cassette tape (!!!) around like it was contraband…Because it was!
Like a scene from an 80’s version of Wonder Years.
The Beasties are forever misunderstood, but the musical legacy is undeniable.
Changed the face of rap with timeless flow, sick mixes, and a continuously evolving style.
Yesterday, in a proud dad moment, I heard Little Dude (4) spontaneously bust out “You gotta fight for your right to paaaarty!”
Awesome. And to celebrate, the Muppets killing it on So What’cha Want…
PS – Want more Beastie info? Check out this awesome Rick Rubin interview. Beasties and so much more.
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