The very popular American hip-hop group formed in the year 1978.The team comprised of some fantastic artists like Mike D, Adam “MCA” Yauch, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. This group is also known as The Young Aborigines. The group works on music with theme hip hop, rap-rock: alternative hip hop, jazz-funk, and hardcore punk. Kate Schellenbach, John Berry, and Jeremy Shatan were also part of the group earlier.
They are considered to be the biggest selling rap group, and they have been recorded to sell more than 20 million dollars to the United States. They have sold more than seven platinum albums over the years.
Their first debut album was released in the year 1985, named Licensed to III, which was considered to be the first rap record at the top position in the Billboard 200 list. Their more albums include Paul’s Boutique in 1989, Check Your Head in 1992, III Communication in 1994, Hello Nasty in 1998, To The 5 Boroughs in 2004, and The Mix-Up in 2007. They had gained much success, and they became the third rap group to be present in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
Awards and nominations
This musical group had received various awards, and their efforts had been appreciated much. The Best Rap Performance by Duo had been awarded to them, including Best Hard Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Other awards included Viewer’s Choice Award, Best Hip-Hop Video award, and the group was nominated for Video Of The Year Award, Breakthrough Video Award, and Best Direction Award. The final award which came into the hands of the Beastie Boys was MTV Street Icon Award.
The group Beastie Boys was disbanded in the year 2014, but it had active participation in earlier times and had contributed much in the field of hip hop.