The Beastie Boys Biography
New York – the great multi-national city. New York inspired by its splendor and scared by its nightmares. New York charmed many famous musicians and singers from Frank Sinatra to SONIC YOUTH. That is to say New York became the place where the band, surpassing the time, came into the world. Things, for what Beastie Boys was routinely cricized severely in 80s and 90s, are norm for modern alternative bands. It’s all the same Beastie Boys is in the vanguard, each their new album set the fashion for a lot of young bands. Beastie Boys became the first white rappers achieved such stunning success.
The Beastie Boys history began in 1981 on New-York sreets fulled of punks, when Mike Dimond ( was born on 20.11.1966) и Adam Yauch ( was born on 5.8.1965) decide to start their own music band. In that time almost all their friends had own groups, that is why the boys decided to indulge in music. In the beginning the name of band was not clear - BOYS ENTERING ANARCHISTIC STATES TOWARD INTERNAL EXCELLENCE. The Punk and Hard Cor became their guiding star on their complicated way to success. In 1982 they released “Polly Wog Stew” and broke up to join agane one year later and the name Beastie Boys.
In that time Adam Horovitz ( was born on 31.10.1967) joined to the band. Their “Cooky Puss” was somethind looked like Rap, after this release the boys stopped to indulge in Hard Cor, they began to mix different music styles. The band signed to contracts with Def Jam and famous producer Rick Rubin. Their music combined Rap, Hard Metall and others. In 1986 they released their debut album “Licensed To Ill” is the kaleidoscope of street rhythms, metall and indecent jokes. The album was flaied but at the same it was most popular Rap album of 80s. With Dust Brothers they recorded their most unusual in their career album in 1992. After its release the boys bought the Grand Royal label where they recorded their third album “Check Your Head” which got mass recognition.
Two years later Beastie Boys released the “Ill Communication” album with classic tracks “Sabotage”, “Root Down”, “Tough Guy”, “Sure Shot” and “Heart Attack Men”. In 1998 they released their fifth album “Hello Nasty” was sold in three millions copies. They word for word killed all envious persons by their hits “Intergalactic”, “Body Movin” and “3 MCs and 1 DJ”.
Next album was waited till summer of 2004 but expectation was worthy of it. The album “To The 5 Boroughs” was met by modern generation ambiguously. But Beastie Boys stay one of the most loved and uncommon band of our time.