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Illin' Communication: The Beastie Boys and the Net

Jason Gross, Yahoo! Internet Life, August 1999

SEEMS LIKE A long strange trip for a band that started as a hardcore unit in 1980 to become a best-selling rap trio for a decade and a half now with a mere five records under their belt. Their ascendancy to the top started with the five-million seller Licensed To Ill in 1986, with its hard-hitting mix of rap, metal and snotty attitude.

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