Latrice McGlothin

Songwriter/Recording Artist/Performer

Beastie Boys: Debut album Licensed to Ill celebrates 30 years

Happy Anniversary to the Beastie Boys!  Can you believe it?!  Licensed to Ill, the groundbreaking debut album of the rap group the Beastie Boys turned 30 this November.

Who remembers the days of recording a song several times in a row on a cassette tape so that they didn't have to rewind their "jam"?  For me that jam was Paul Revere by the Beastie Boys.  

  From left: Ad-Rock, Mike D and MCA in an image known as the “Charles Street Shuffle,” during Powell’s first official shoot with the Beastie Boys for the   East Village Eye   in 1986. Photo by Ricky Powell.

From left: Ad-Rock, Mike D and MCA in an image known as the “Charles Street Shuffle,” during Powell’s first official shoot with the Beastie Boys for the East Village Eye in 1986. Photo by Ricky Powell.

Notes on the album:

To celebrate 30 years in style, you can purchase the vinyl release here, at the Beastie's merchandise site, along with retro Licensed to Ill tour gear. 

 

Ciao!

Latrice