trio from New York City. The group consists of Mike D (Michael Diamond) who plays the drums, MCA (Adam Yauch) who plays the bass, and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) who plays the guitar.
The Beastie Boys began as hardcore punk
band in 1979, first appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash
before releasing their first EP
, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of their experimental hip hop 12" Cooky Puss
, they made the transition to hip hop in 1984 and a string of successful 12" singles followed by their debut album Licensed to Ill
in 1986 which received international critical acclaim and commercial success.
"Yo ho ho and a bottle of Brass Monkey,And when my girlie shakes her hips, she sure gets funky." - Rhymin
"Down with Adrock and Mike D. and you ain't,And I got more juice than Picasso got paint." - The New Style
"Girls with boyfriends are the kind I like,I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike." - The New Style
"Some voices got treble, some voices got bass,We got the kind of voices that are in your face!" - The New Style
"D. pulled me over said,
"I keep a pistol in my pocket so you better be cautious,Fly around the world, but it makes me nauseous." - Posse In Effect
"I'm the king of the classroom, coolin' in the back,My teacher had beef so I gave her a smack,She chased me out of class, she was strapped with a ruler,Went to the bathroom, rolled myself a wooler." - Slow Ride
"Because I'm hard hittin', always bitten, cool as hell,I got the tree on my mirror so my car won't smell." - Slow Ride
"I've got a girlie in a castle and one in a PagodaYou know I've got rhymes like Abe Vigoda" - "Posse In Effect"
"Girls - to do the dishes,Girls - to clean up my room,Girls - to do the laundry,Girls - and in the bathroom." - Girls