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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    • Being a die hard Beasties fan from day 1 and still obsessing over this band 30 years later at age 41, I was a afraid I knew everything there is to know and have seen every possible photo and youtube video available on the face of the earth to the point where this book wouldn't be as mind blowing for me as it would be for others...not the case. This book is the icing on the cake and absolutely incredible book-end (no pun intended) to easily one of the most enduring, creative and relevant bands of all time. Filled with new photos, intimate stories and perspectives from Mike and Adam make this a fun and entertaining read (even for any casual fan of just music or pop culture history) I finished the entire book in three days and now on to the audio version...outside of not having Yauch's perspective (which is definitely felt) this book is awesome in every way possible. The Beasties did it their way, always. Never comprimising and never selling out. From creating the first #1 hip hop album, being considered THE pioneers of the sampling game, building their own recording studio(s), consistently creating ground breaking records, game changing videos, starting Grand Royal, their record label, starting a clothing line still relevant today, a fanzine turned magazine, a series of GLOBAL non-profit concert festival, starting the internet (yes), a fan filmed concert documentary, induction to the rock n' roll hall of fame and a f'n movie production studio....Think about that, Like what band has ever accomplished all of this? Beastie Boys are the greatest band of all time. If you don't agree with me, read this book. Rest In Peace Adam Yauch.
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    • Great stories and pictures. Funny and insightful to the sights and sounds of my own "home town" - MANHATTAN, NYC.
    • Hearing their voices tell these stories directly (and with all the special guests) is the best. Thank you for making this for your fans!
    • 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.