Formed in the hardcore punk wave of the late 1970s, Diamond (singing), John Berry (guitar), Yauch (bass) and Kate Schellenbach (drums) formed The Young Aborigines in 1978, recording New York cassette. Thrash in which two songs were later included in their debut EP album Polly Wog Stew (1982). Berry soon left the group, and Horovitz took his place. After some success in experimental hip hop music with the single “Cooky Puss”, Beastie Boys decided to switch entirely to the genre and Schellenbach left the group. They toured with Madonna in 1985 and released their debut album Licensed to Ill.
With 26 million records sold in the US and more than 50 million records worldwide, Beastie Boys is the most successful rap band in history since the Billboard chart was founded in 1991. A career spanning from 1986 2004 marked many memorable milestones. In 2009, they released a Deluxe edition for the albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released in 2011 with many positive reviews. They were named in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012 under the title “rap band. third after Run – DMC (2009) and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (2007). ” Just 1 month later, MCA died of nasopharyngeal cancer. In April 2014, Mike D and AD-Rock announced to stop all Beastie Boys activities to pay tribute to MCA.
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