Beastie Boys new album

The Beastie Boys have released their new album early and you can listen to it streaming FOR FREE right here:  The Beastie Boys

After the jump, Mike D. explains why, Bonita weighs in on the boys and a HILARIOUS clip from their upcoming movie, featuring every comedian you have ever loved. Seriously.

With Great Hubris

Mike D explains thusly:

… unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the “clean” version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony. Enjoy Kikoos for life!

Bonita on the Beasties

I’m all about the lyricists, and frankly, that is not the BB’s strength.  Yeah, they’ll rip some great one-liners, but the fact is, a lot of their lyrics are a bit…uninspired. Who doesn’t know that Ad-Rock is  scorpio? He’s told us multiple times and I’m pretty sure it’s because it so easy to rhyme scorpio.

But the fact is, I have great respect for the Beasties because they are fearless musicians who always try to grow and evolve from album to album.  Yes, they always sound like themselves, but every album that comes out sounds different than the one before. And that’s what true artists should try to do.

They also deserve much respect for the length of their careers. I saw them for the first time on American Bandstand in 1986 when I was in junior high! We have all literally grown up with them. From Fight for your right through Sabotage all the way to Intergalactic. I think of them  wisened Ambassadors of Hip Hop, who have matured and evolved and taken us all with them. Remember their conerts for Tibet? Who else in hip hop has tried to do anything like that?

So go and listen and buy a song or two.  We have to support our boys. We can’t complain about the terrible music that is released if we don’t open up our wallets for the good stuff.

Fight for your Right Revisited

This is a clip from an upcoming movie they have coming out.

And a personal fav featuring Tip

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