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Re: ICYMI: Lou Williams Can Spit
Have to say that compared to the hip hop I grew up with - Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Pharcyde, etc.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Rock Hall Anniversary: Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique
As the 1980s was reaching its end, the Beastie Boys had became estranged from original producer Rick Rubin, and their music were labeled as "frat hip hop", and most critics had already written them off as "one-hit wonders".
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Village Voice
A Brief History of 'Weird Al' and Rhyme
This week sees the release of Mandatory Fun , the 14th studio album from the high priest of parody "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Paul's Boutique: A Visual Companion
Holy Johnny Ryall! 25 years after the release of the Beastie Boys classic Paul's Boutique , the landmark album is receiving a visual companion.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Jason Mraz launches New York City tour
David Bowie and The Beastie Boys have done it. Now it's Jason Mraz's turn . Beginning this Sept., Mraz will launch a New York City performance tour.
Phat-N-Jazzy's DJ BMF puts a different spin on the '80s night
In an era where most were through being cool and donning sunglasses at night , pop, dance and new wave ruled the radio.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
'Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio': Film Review
It may be a bridge-or-tunnel away from the heart of most Downtown New York rock histories, but an abandoned Brooklyn industrial building proves important to that narrative in Ryan Douglass and Sara Leavitt 's Sound and Chaos .
Sat Jul 12, 2014
'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records' sustains that indie beat
Snoop Dogg is no stranger to g-funk, having pioneered the gangsta rap and funk hybrid on his seminal LPs Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather and beyond in the '90s.
Mike D on the tragedy that ended the Beastie Boys
For a man who stepped off a plane from New York City mere hours before this interview in Sydney's inner west, Michael Diamond not only looks remarkably fresh, he is, mercifully, as lucid as he is loquacious.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Def Jam Founder Rick Rubin -- Don't EVER Call Me Frederick
Hip hop legend Rick Rubin has a way with music and words -- he launched Def Jam , after all -- but when it comes to his own name he needs a little help from a judge ... to change it.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Video: The Beastie Boys visit Steve Buscemi on AOL's Park Bench
Or in a park. But the actor-host still gets his guests to talk as candidly as if they were simply hanging outside with a friend.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
WSJ Media and Advertising
Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million Verdict in Monster Beverage Lawsuit
Musician Adam Horovitz and his wife Kathleen Hanna are seen here leaving federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 27. The Beastie Boys prevailed in their latest copyright crusade Thursday, winning a $1.7 million verdict in their lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. A federal jury in Manhattan came down in the rappers' favor two years after they ... (more)
The Village Voice
In Defense of the Beastie Boys' To the 5 Boroughs
The passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch two years ago was a devastating loss for music, but within the outpouring of mourning in the wake of his death was the reminder how much the Beastie Boys' music connected with several generations of listeners.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Julian Rhine - "No God Flow"
Beastie Boys fans may feel some comforting nostalgia after hearing "No God Flow", the new track from NYC hip hop/pop artist Julian Rhine, who is rising in recognition after performing at SXSW and opening for the likes of Mobb Deep, Macklemore, and Diddy.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
The Martha's Vineyard Times
Good Taste: Barbeque: the great American equalizer, especially on the Fourth
The Fourth of July is arguably the biggest barbeque day of the year in America. For those fortunate enough to have the holiday, or maybe even a long weekend off, there's a pretty standard way to pass the day that includes praying for sunshine, lounging on a beach or boat, fireworks, and of course, throwing meat on a grill.
Advertising Law - June 2014 #4
The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement - which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline - reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges their advertising was false and deceptive.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
This Audio Illusion Reveals A Funny Quirk About Your Brain
Remember the triumph you felt in elementary school when you figured out that the optical illusion was both a rabbit and a duck ? See if you're so smug after listening to this audio illusion: The recording is an astonishing demonstration of how your brain uses prior information to make sense of the world.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Venice Beach Freakshow is a family affair
In 2006, Todd Ray, along with his wife, Danielle, and now 21-year-old daughter, Asia, and 18-year-old son, Phoenix, opened the Venice Beach Freak-show.
Sydney Morning Herald
No more Beastie Boys but Mike D is still thriving
It always seemed inevitable but this week Michael ''Mike D'' Diamond confirmed what fans of his band had feared since the death of Adam ''MCA'' Yauch from cancer in 2012: Beastie Boys are no more.