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Big hit titled “Treat her like a Prostitute” in 1989Album titled Great Adventures Of Slick Rick was certified as aplatinum classic He got arrested before his second album was released oIn early 1990 he was charged with attempted murder because he tried to shoot after his cousin and accidentally shot other people in the process oHis cousin was harassing his mom so he shot at him in a crowd and missed oThere was a police chase and everything oRussell Simmons ended up bailing him out of jail before sentencing and took him into the studio where they quickly recorded 21 songs
Album was released quickly oCalled “The Ruler Is Back”The album failed oEven put out a confessional track Called I Shouldn’t Have Done it in 1991 Scrapped the R&B charts oRecorded another song called Behind Bars, which did nothing for himHis last “breath” was while he was preforming live on a Florida cruise ship oHe was deported back to England in 2002SONG: Children’s StoryLecture 12Beastie BoysAdam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) – rightMike Diamond (Mike D) – middleo15 years old when the group startedAdam Horovitz (King Ad-Rock) – left1981 the group got together in NYC Mike Diamond was a dedicated musicianoHim and Adam were the co-founders The two of them at this point in time were in agroup called Young And Useless and they playedguitarAll three guys are special because they are bothwhite and JewishoThey were a hard-core punk rock bandoThey came from wealthy backgroundsPunk and rap were birthed at the same time They didn’t really have any significant talent1983 they released a song called Cooky PussoFirst time anyone heard themWas called a rap single but nelson doesn’t think it was SONG: Cooky PussSong is about a prank call made to an ice cream company oCarvell Ice Cream CompanyThe song was so different that it made people want to hear moreoNo one had a clue what they were talking about12” single released was an underground hit for the groupIn 1984 the Beastie Boys abandoned punk rock and turned their attention to rap oThey had an immediate appreciation for rap oThey saw the rap game and wanted to be a part of it oThey had friends in hip-hop at the timeFirst time we see the magnet factor They joined forces with Rick Rubin who was already a metal headoWas a match made in heavenDef Jam is doing well at this time A year later in 1985 they were officially signed by Def JamThey were the first white rap group of any importanceoWere also one of the most influential groups of the 90’s They had to overcome racism
Problems with Run-D.M.C. and other groups experimenting with rock and roll in the pastoThey would face similar criticismsThey put out lots of single before the record oShe’s On It – on the Krush Groove soundtrackSONG: She’s On ItTheir sound:oPattern of hooks (chorus) oSounds like a rip off Run-D.M.C. (had the same producer – Rick Rubin)o