At long last, the Beastie Boys have revealed what exactly "Sabotage" is about

“I can’t stand it, I know you planned it,” screamed Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, 24 years ago, on the opening lines of The Beastie Boys’ 1994 upper-echelon classic “Sabotage.” Today, those who have long wondered both who the “you” in that sentence is and what exactly the “it” they are being accused of planning is, finally…

At last, someone mashed up Sesame Street with “Sabotage”

YouTuber Mylo The Cat, a.k.a. Adam Schleichkorn, specializes in mashups between classic TV series and modern music, featuring characters from Rick And Morty, He-Man, SpongeBob, and especially Sesame Street. A previous video highlighted the Muppets interpreting The Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want,” and now Mylo returns…

KRS-One apologizes for musically killing off Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys

Earlier this week, sharp-eared music fans noticed a slight mistake in KRS-One’s latest song, with the rapper including the Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz on his new track “Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven.” The trouble was, Ad-Rock’s still alive, and thus unavailable for celestial speaking engagements; now, KRS-One…

Whoops, KRS-One’s new song eulogizes the wrong Beastie Boy

Hip-hop history is, unfortunately, suffused with death, with many of the genre’s most famous artists never even living to see 30. So on the one hand, the legendary KRS-One—who’s been in the industry long enough to see untold scores of his contemporaries die, of causes both violent and natural—can be forgiven for…

UPDATE: Ad-Rock will attend an anti-hate rally in Adam Yauch’s defaced NYC park

Back in 2013, Brooklyn’s Palmetto Playground was rechristened Adam Yauch Park, in honor of Beastie Boys rapper and life-long borough resident MCA, who died of cancer in 2012. Today, however, Twitter user Karen Wang is reporting that the playground has been defaced, with pro-Donald Trump graffiti and swastikas…

“Hulk My Hogan” is a delirious mashup of rap and wrestling greats

Back in January, DJ Cummerbund favored the internet with “Under Starships,” an epic mashup that united Nicki Minaj with such departed heroes as Freddie Mercury and David Bowie in some kind of interdimensional after-party. That video also demonstrated DJ Cummerbund’s fondness for classic wrestling, via a posthumous…

Judge rules Monster Energy has to pay the Beastie Boys a bunch more money

The Beastie Boys have been awarded almost $700,000 from Monster, after a U.S. district judge ruled the energy drink company must cover the rap group’s legal fees. The costs stem from a copyright infringement battle the Boys underwent against Monster, and while they’re not the $2.4 million the group originally sought,…

The Beastie Boys’ lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink just got more extreme

In 2012, the Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond sued Monster Energy Drink for $2.5 million for using their songs in a promotional video without permission. At Monster’s annual “Ruckus In The Rockies” snowboarding competition, DJ Z-Trip put together a special Beastie Boys mix to commemorate…

Some guys who probably aren't actual monks break-danced to the Beastie Boys

Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA from the Beastie Boys, died two years ago of complications from salivary gland cancer, but celebrations of his life and work still continue. May 3 was MCA Day, an annual celebration of Yauch’s music, film work, and humanitarian efforts. To celebrate and promote awareness of the event, a quartet…

Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over “Girls”

The Beastie Boys have settled their lawsuit with toy company GoldieBlox. The company—which used the Boys’ track “Girls” in a commercial last year without the group’s permission—has to both issue a public apology and kick over a portion of its revenues to charities selected by the Beastie Boys, benefitting science,…