As someone who grew up listening to the sounds of the Beastie Boys bellowing out classic lyrics such as 'Girls, That's All I Really Want Is Girls…' and 'Brass Monkey, That Funky Monkey…' on my Binatone Ghetto Blaster [with Rock Steady Crew stickers!!], I look forward to hearing the new album 'Hot Sauce Committee Part 1' due later this year.
From the rawness of 'Licensed To Ill' through to the fantastic funkiness of 'The In Sound From Way Out', the Beasties have never been afraid to break new ground and their achievements should never be under estimated.
Unfortunately, Adam 'MCA' Yauch has recently been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland which luckily is treatable but requires surgery. This has resulted in the album release being delayed and the cancellation of some tour dates, so get well soon Mr Yauch as it's definitely not the 'Time To Get Ill'…
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