When I was 10 years old, I saved my pocket money and bought my first vinyl LP.
That album was Beastie Boys' 'Licensed To Ill'.
This was my first solo step towards engulfing myself into a life long obsession with Hip Hop culture and beyond.
Without this group, I may have never discovered the likes of Public Enemy, Run DMC, De La Soul, DJ Jazzy Jeff & so on.
Subsequently, I may have never decided to be a DJ, or embraced my life-long addiction to music, Hip Hop, Reggae, Rock & everything in-between.
I may well have dressed differently, spoken with a different dialect and thought entirely differently about the world.
This group had such a profound impact on me & on so many people I know, at a very young age. I wouldn't want it any other way. For that, I will always be grateful.
This is a 60 minute mix comprised of the variety of noises that these three MCs / musicians from NYC put out there over the past 30 or so years.
Dedicated to the memory of Adam "MCA" Yauch.
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
She's On It
Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
Slow And Low
Posse In Effect
Dub The Mic
Pass The Mic
So What'cha Want
So What'cha Want (Soul Assassin Remix)
So What'cha Want (Butt Naked Version)
B Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak
Hold It Now, Hit It
No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn
An Open Letter To NYC
Just A Test
Super Disco Breakin'
Root Down (Free Zone Mix)
Get It Together (ABA Mix)
Get It Together (Buk-Wild Mix)
Get It Together
Alright Hear This
Body Movin' (Kut Masta Kurt Remix)
Right Right Now Now
Make Some Noise
Hey Ladies (Paul Nice Remix)
Shake Your Rump
Shake Your Rump (Madlib Remix)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win
Time To Get Ill
The New Style
Time For Livin'
Ch Check It Out
I Don't Know
Egg Raid On Mojo