Beastie's Licensed To Ill is 25

Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill Tape

Here's a little story...its 25 years old this month.   What's the time?

First off, visit beastieboys.com for all the new information on the classic rap pioneers.  This month Licensed to Ill by the Beastie Boys was released, way back in Nov 15th, 1986.  It was the debut album for a long and prosperous career.

Believe it or not, Licensed to Ill holds the crown as the first "rap" album to go to number one on the Billboard charts.

The album cover depicts a Boeing 727 — with "Beastie Boys" emblazoned on the tail — crashing head-on into the side of a mountain. The tail of the plane has the Def Jam logo and the legend '3MTA3' which spells 'EATME' when viewed in a mirror.

Behold the greatness that is the B-Boys, on the album was the following:


 Now from the new one: