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21 hrs ago | Examiner.com

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".


Related Topix: Hip-Hop

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.


Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Comedy Movies, UHF, Hip-Hop, Rap, Tone Loc, M.C. Hammer, Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 17, 2014

High Times

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.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop

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.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel, Travel, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, Queens College, City University of New York

Orlando Weekly

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.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Q-Tip, Black Entertainment, A Tribe Called Quest, Dance, DMC, New York, Music, Entertainment

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

'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 .


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Movies, Entertainment

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.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Rap, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop

The Age

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.


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Activism

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.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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.


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Steve Buscemi, Entertainment, Television

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)


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Advertising

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.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Obscure Sound

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.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Mobb Deep

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.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Fire, Oak Bluffs, MA

JD Supra

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.


Related Topix: Twitter, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Fast Company

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.


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Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Wave

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.


Related Topix: Freakshow, Entertainment, Television, Los Angeles, CA, Latin, Hip-Hop, Ali, Santa Monica, CA

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.


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Monster, Human Resources