From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Standing as their final work, ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part Two’ remains a perfect end point to Beastie Boys’ career, but leaves a question of what may have been.
The Beastie Boys’ 'Check Your Head' changed the course of hip hop, creating the blueprint for all rap-rock strivers to come.
You never know which version of Beck is coming next, and one of the many landmarks that got him here is the sixth full-length studio album, 'Guero.'
Entitled ‘Beastie Boys Story: As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz’, the shows will take place in Philadelphia and Brooklyn.
Combining groove with a sense of songcraft, drummers are the driving force of any group. Here we present the best female drummers of all time.
From 'Juice', to 'Wild Style' and '8 Mile', here are some of the best hip-hop soundtracks that brought emerging artists to the mainstream.
The best Rob Zombie songs take a trip through the eye-opening career of the larger-than-life heavy metal legend for whom where are truly no boundaries.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
Putting away the mics and dusting off the vintage instruments, ‘The Mix-Up’ found Beastie Boys paying homage to all their influences at once.
With ‘To The 5 Boroughs’, Beastie Boys addressed their hometown’s post-9/11 devastation while kicking old-school jams that sought to recapture the good times.
Ranging from hardcore punk to jazz instrumentals and their trademark DIY hip-hop, ‘Ill Communication’ found Beasties defining a decade.
Tracing their entire career, these Beastie Boys photos capture the group as hardcore punks, 70s throwbacks and “appropriately” attired jazz cats.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now rightly hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.
Whether you’re looking for old-school beats or this generation’s cultural game-changers, the best hip-hop music gifts have everything you need.