Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

As the first white rap group of any importance, the Beastie Boys received the scorn of critics and strident hip-hop musicians, both of whom accused them of cultural pirating, especially since they began as a hardcore punk group in 1981. But the Beasties weren't pirating -- instead, they treated rap as part of a post-punk musical underground, where the D.I.Y. aesthetics of hip-hop and punk weren't that far apart. Of course, the exaggerated b-boy and frat-boy parodies of their unexpected hit debut album, Licensed to Ill, didn't help their cause. For much of the mid-'80s, the Beastie Boys were considered macho clowns, and while they dismissed that theory with the ambitious, Dust Brothers-produced second album, Paul's Boutique, it was ignored by both the public and the press at the time. In retrospect, Paul's Boutique was one of the first albums to predict the genre-bending, self-referential pop kaleidoscope of '90s pop. The Beasties refined their eclectic approach with 1992's Check Your Head, where they played their own instruments. Check Your Head brought the Beasties back to the top of the charts, and within a few years, they were considered one of the most influential and ambitious groups of the '90s, cultivating a musical community not only through their music, but with their record label, Grand Royal, and their magazine of the same name.

Title Album Genre Tools
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold) Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 Electronic, Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Beastie Boys
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Electronic and Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Horns, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, Saxophone, Synth, and Trumpet
Key:
G minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Night Club, Patriotic, Rainy Day, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Hip-Hop, Party / Club, and Reggae
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40840
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold) [Major Lazer Beastie Remix Edition] Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Remixes) [feat. Santigold] - EP Electronic, Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Beastie Boys
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Electronic and Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Key:
G minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, Patriotic, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Club, Dancehall Reggae, and Party / Club
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Remixes) [feat. Santigold] - EP
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40841
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back