Beastie MCs

Workboy (homeboy at work) Tim got me hooked on The Beastie Boys through iTune’s sharing. I’ve been rocking Paul’s Boutique like it is the freshest shit since LL’s “Rock the Bells.” The ingenious samplings—old-school beats, metal-guitar riffs, and jazz-keyboard licks—are groovy as hell. Getting past their in-your-face voices, one can find their skillful trading lines to be exhilarating. Their punch rhymes are witty as well: “A lot of parents like to think I’m a villain / I’m just chillin’ like Bob Dylan / I smoke cheeba it helps me with my brain / I might be a little dusted but I’m not insane / People come up to me and they try to talk shit / Man, I’ve been making records since you were sucking on your mother’s dick.”