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Beastie Boys Reissue ‘Licensed To Ill’ For 30th Anniversary


Paul Natkin ArchiveThe Beastie Boy’s iconic debut album ‘Licensed To Ill’ is without a doubt one of the most important hip hop records of all time. Upon its release in 1986, it became the first ever rap album to top the Billboard 200 Chart in the US. Now, 30th years later the remaining members of the group are putting out a special vinyl record to commemorate their career defining album.

The record was a huge success for the Beastie Boys and went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US. In 1998 the album was included in The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums, it also placed at number 217 in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album spawned a massive 8 singles including: ‘No Sleep till Brooklyn’, ‘Girls’, ‘Brass Monkey’ and ‘The New Style’. It’s biggest hit however, was 1987’s ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’ which peaked at number 7 in the US singles chart.

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The album will celebrate its 30th birthday on November 15. The reissue will be released slightly earlier on October 14. It will be made available as a special 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, cut from the original production masters.

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Here is the full track list for the reissue:

01. ‘Rhymin & Stealin’’
02. ‘The New Style’
03. ‘She’s Crafty’
04. ‘Posse in Effect’
05. ‘Slow Ride’
06. ‘Girls’
07. ‘(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)’
08. ‘No Sleep till Brooklyn’
09. ‘Paul Revere’
10. ‘Hold It Now, Hit It’
11. ‘Brass Monkey’
12. ‘Slow and Low’
13. ‘Time to Get Ill’

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