Beastie Boys

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A very complete Beastie Boys discography:

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The Beastie Boys were an American hip hop group from New York City, formed in 1980. For the majority of their career, the group consisted of Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar).

Originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band, the Young Aborigines, in 1978 by Diamond (vocals), John Berry (guitar), Yauch (bass) and Kate Schellenbach (drums), the band appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, before recording their first EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. Berry left shortly thereafter, and was replaced by Horovitz. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 experimental hip hop 12-inch "Cooky Puss", Schellenbach dropped out and the Beastie Boys made a full transition to hip hop, releasing a string of successful singles. They toured with Madonna in 1985 and a year later released their debut album Licensed to Ill. The group sold 26 million albums in the United States and 50 million albums worldwide, making them, according to Billboard, the biggest-selling rap group since the magazine began recording sales data in 1991.

With seven platinum or better albums from 1986 to 2004, the Beastie Boys were one of the longest-lived hip hop acts worldwide. In 2009, they released digitally remastered deluxe editions of their albums Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released in 2011, and received positive reviews. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012, "just the third rap group to enter the Hall, after Run–D.M.C. (2009) and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (2007)." The following month, MCA died of cancer of the parotid salivary gland. In June 2014, Mike D confirmed that he and Ad-Rock would not continue the Beastie Boys, out of respect to Yauch.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Super Surprise Beastie Boys 1
2015 Sabotaggio Calibro 35 vs. Beastie Boys 4 3
Fight for Your Right Beastie Boys vs. Skool of Thought 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Polly Wog Stew EP Beastie Boys 5 2
1983 Cooky Puss Beastie Boys 5
1985 Rock Hard Beastie Boys 1
1989 An Exciting Evening at Home With Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Beastie Boys 4
1989 Love American Style EP Beastie Boys 10
1992 Jimmy James Beastie Boys 3
1992 Frozen Metal Head Beastie Boys 1
1994 Tour Shot! Beastie Boys 1
1994 Pretzel Nugget E.P. Beastie Boys 1
1995 Root Down EP Beastie Boys 4
1995 Aglio e olio Beastie Boys 4 5
1998 Interview Thing Lisbon! Beastie Boys 1
1999 Negotiation Limerick File Beastie Boys 2
1999 Scientists of Sound: "The Blow Up Factor" Beastie Boys 1
2003 Remixes EP Beastie Boys 1
2005 Right Right Now Now Beastie Boys 1
2008 The Mix Up Bonus Tracks Beastie Boys 2
2009 Lee Majors Come Again Beastie Boys 1
2011 Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win Beastie Boys feat. Santigold 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Get It Together / Sabotage Beastie Boys 1
2004 Electronic Press Kit Beastie Boys 1
B-Boy History Beastie Boys 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Def & Dumb Beastie Boys 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Maximum Beastie Boys: The Unauthorised Biography of the Beastie Boys Beastie Boys 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Ultra Fly Tracks Beastie Boys 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 100% Classic Sampler (Exclusive Mixshow Servicing) Beastie Boys 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Remixes (Turntablelab Giveaway) Beastie Boys 1

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