The Skills To Pay The Bills: The Story Of The Beastie Boys
ISBN : 9780609604786
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The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys
In 1987, three white Jewish boys from New York City were the most fascinating phenomenon in the burgeoning rap music scene. No, really. The Beastie Boys, barely out of their teens, had just released Licensed to Ill, which quickly became the first hip-hop album to reach number one on the charts. Pairing vulgar and hilarious lyrics with heavy-metal-derived musical backing and a punk DIY attitude, the Beasties-MCA (Adam Yauch), King Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz), and Mike D (Michael Diamond)-changed the face of rap forever by bringing it into the mainstream. In the years that followed, they would change it again and again-musically, culturally, and politically. To create The Skills to Pay the Bills, Alan Light spent years taping conversations with the group, their friends, roommates, producers, engineers, collaborators, and other artists from Madonna to Chuck D. Here, as told from the inside, is the fascinating tale of three rump-shaking, innovative rappers whose albums still go platinum and whose tours continue to fill arenas after more than two decades of making music. The Skills to Pay the Bills chronicles the Beasties
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