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BEASTIE BOYS: ‘Ill Communication’ Turns 25!

It debuted as Number 1 on May 1994. BEASTIE BOYS’ 4th album kicked butt and took down names if it felt like it. Led by the perennial cultural significance, ‘Sabotage’, back in the day ROLLING STONE stated that ‘Ill Communication’ was the ‘soundtrack for summer’.

Tracks like ‘Sure Shot’, ‘Root Down’, and ‘Get it Together’ ripped apart the industry and also was the first VIBE Magazine’s cover story. As VIBE put it: “Perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop.”

Twenty five years have gone forward since then, and has added its two cents to every generation of admirers and artist, ever since.

BEASTIE BOYS’ mini documentary features surviving member Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond, who sit down with Amazon Music’s Nathan Brackett to reflect and reminisce about the album.

The documentary also features archival footage and commentary from musical collaborators Mario Caldato Jr. and “Money” Mark Nishita.

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