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The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and Def Jam: Escape From New York

Frank Owen, Melody Maker, 8 February 1986

New York's superhip Def Jam label has burst upon the Great British Public via a distribution deal with CBS. Frank Owen, tireless beatbox gumshoe, endured a torrent of invective from the label's best-known act THE BEASTIE BOYS, then heard LL COOL J talk about how wonderful he is.

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