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People are accusing the beastie boys of ripping off black artists o Called it “cultural pirating” o Imitating and not being sincere to the art o People were insecure and thought this way The truth is that the Beastie Boys just really loved rap They weren’t trying to sound like anyone else  can be seen through the accent argument o They didn’t care, dressed like themselves, etc… o Always themselves and were very creative o People weren’t used to this o In this song they sampled Peter Piper by Run-D.M.C. Sample laws not in effect yet They also didn’t have a scratch master – they did it themselves (sounded mediocre) o Sounded interesting to people anyway SONG: Rhyming and Stealing o Sampled “When The Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin o References Ali Baba And The 40 Thieves o You can see the level of intellect in this song’s lyrics  they come from a different place musically that hasn’t been seen before Their mission is to tap into that teenage rock rebellion market They are giving hip hop a rock and roll edge SONG: Fight For Your Right (To Party) o Supposed to be a joke  Beastie Boys didn’t take the song seriously o Turned out to be their biggest record at the time o Rock and roll punk national record o Best anti-establishment rebellion tune of all time More critics fought that this was not a rap song Intellectuals and kids now adored the Beastie Boys Massive cross-over hit – started the development of cult following In late 1985 the Beastie Boys were sent on tour o First national exposure o Went on the Madonna “Like A Virgin” Tour o Didn’t make sense to pair them The Beastie Boys pissed off Madonna fans o At the concerts it was mostly Madonna fans
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o At the backdrop of their concert their put animal cages with half naked women and they put a penis-shaped blimp like the Rolling Stones o The beastie boys lip synced off of the beat on purpose  they wanted people to know they were as people didn’t respect this o They used vulgar language The Beasties Boys didn’t want to be on that tour o No one could understand them They had black fans, but not many identified themselves o They wouldn’t have sold as many records if black people didn’t like them Took lots of drugs and their performance on stage was like a big party o They were happy rappers  laughing, playing with the crowd This was abnormal The album came out in late 1986  biggest record for the group o Big record for the label too o Album is described as obnoxious, mindless, and a party record by critics o Protest groups claimed that the lyrics were violent and sexist Never in hip-hop’s history have record sales been so huge 10 million records sold is certified a Diamond record o The Beastie Boys album Licence To Ill was the fastest selling record on the history of Columbia/Def Jam Records o They sold 8 million LPs within a few months of the release
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