by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

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  • Holy $&*@!!!! I just heard Rachel Maddow curse as she narrates the Beastie Boys Book!!! I’m giddy.
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  • Beastie Boys Book is a must-read for any music fan!
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    • Loved it.
    • I just received this this morning and have only read a few chapters (Amy Poehler's video critique, and Andre Leon Talley's fashion reviews, in addition to the intro from Ad Rock and his loving characterization of MCA;it's clear this book is truly a gift to their fans; It finally occurred to me what I have loved about them all this time, the ease and awareness they have of themselves. Thank you Ad Rock and Mike D. RIP MCA, and thanks for everything.
    • highly recommended. great stories, great images, great design. best music book i have read or seen in a long long while. Well done, Adam and Mike!
    • Hearing their voices tell these stories directly (and with all the special guests) is the best. Thank you for making this for your fans!
    • These guys have lived the life! Even though they are characters themselves, they have come across so many more and have amazing stories to tell. Lots of guest stars give different voices to this audio book. Bette Midler voicing the legendary Paul's Boutique voice message was great. It's great that the Beasties also gave people a chance to voice their own part and version in certain cases. You hear MC Search talk about his small part of BB history. And having Kate Schellenbach tell her view of how things went and her current outlook on times with her previous band members and friends is worth it's weight in gold, very moving. Too many favorite parts to choose from. A must read or listen!