April 24, 2011

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

As you may or may not know, Hip Hop pioneers the Beastie Boys are set to release a new album on May 3rd and if you consider yourself a fan of the genre, you should probably give it a listen. I remember listening to this documentary about sampling in modern music years ago and a huge part of it was about what the Beastie Boys did back in the 1980's. Sampling in hip hop has always been a bit controversial because of copyright laws and all that, and the brooklyn boys were at the centre of it all. Don't know what I'm talking about? Listen to Led Zeppelin's When The Levee Breaks, then listen to Rhymin and Stealin by the Beastie Boys, you can't miss it.

Anyways, I've only heard the one song off the new album so far, and I've been playing it on the 'reg.' It's exactly the kind of neck snapping production you'd expect from them and the vocals would fit in on one of their albums 15 years ago. Its pretty unbelievable that these guys have been making music for 30 years now. Something about their music just has this timeless feel to it that has allowed it to survive generations of hyper-judgmental hip hop fans. I was going to write a blurb about the video, but this post is running long so all I can say is: The only way that you can't recognize the massive number of celebrities in it is if you literally stepped out of a time machine 35 seconds ago. *edit* - apparently the entire short film titled Fight For Your Right Revisited is out now, so you might as well watch the whole thing.

Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right Revisited

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