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Beastie Boys: Ill Communication (Capitol/20 tks/60 mins/FP)

Everett True, Melody Maker, 21 May 1994

When the BEASTIE BOYS first hit, they changed the face of pop, dragging hip hop into white culture. Needless to say, the results were controversial as hell, filling tabloids, busting charts and keeping people talking for ages. Since then, barely a gnat's whimper. But now, as EVERETT TRUE reports, they're back in a huge way

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