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May 5, 2011, 10:28 am
Filed under: Hip Hop, music, music video | Tags: ,

Yep their back!! After a 4 year hiatus the boys figured it was time to hit us up with something fresh without abandoning their signature sound. I have to admit that even someone like me, who is always looking for something new, fresh and unprecedented, is happy that there are some things that really don’t change.

The 2011 release, the long-awaited eighth album from the Hip Hop/Rock trio. “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two”was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. This album marks Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.

Can’t say I was a very big fan at the beginning. I just thought they were funny and dropped a lot of dope tracks you could do some wicked breakdancing to. But in retrospect (cause I was 13 years old when “License to Ill” dropped way back in ’86) these guys have earned some respect. Most artists that last this long often have to reinvent themselves and their sound but the Beastie Boys I hear today are not that different from the Beastie Boys in ’86.

Of course when you have a sound that does so well and you manage to stand the test of time not all can remain the same. Just watch the visuals for “Make some noise”. Nothing screams “we have arrived” more than a video full of Hollywood heavyweights like Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom and many more.

Luckily it’s still all about the music and “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two” is the kind of album that will definitely prolong their stay and add a lot more (new generation) fans to their already humongous fanbase.

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