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The Best of the Beastie Boys: 9 Must Listen Songs (R.I.P. MCA)

Posted by Nathan S. on 05/05/12 | Filed under Top Stories, Beastie Boys

The Best of the Beastie Boys: 9 Must Listen Songs (R.I.P. MCA)

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Damn. Literally last week I writing about how absolutely fundamental to the birth of hip-hop the Beastie Boys were, and today the news comes down that founding member MCA (Adam Yauch) had finally passed away after an extended fight with cancer.

It’s undoubtedly sad news, but I’d rather celebrate MCA’s legacy and use his death as a reminder of the incredible contributions the Beastie’s have made to hip-hop. So I thought we’d take a   and to celebrate look back at the NYC collective’s best work, picking one track off each of their albums.

It’s not easy to distill almost two decades of dopeness into one gallery, so if you’ve got any other favorites be sure to hit the comments below.

Cooky Puss (1983)
”(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)”  - Licensed to Ill (1986)
“Hey Ladies” - Paul’s Boutique (1989)
“So What Cha Want” - Check Your Head (1992)
“Sabotage” - Ill Communication (1994)
“Intergalactic” - Hello Nasty (1998)
“Triple Trouble” - To the 5 Boroughs (2004)
“Electric Worm” - The Mix-Up (2007)
“Don’t Play No Games That I Can’t Win” - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011)

Index:       1. Cooky Puss (1983)       2. "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)" - Licensed to Ill (1986)       3. "Hey Ladies" - Paul's Boutique (1989)       4. "So What Cha Want" - Check Your Head (1992)       5. "Sabotage" - Ill Communication (1994)       6. "Intergalactic" - Hello Nasty (1998)       7. "Triple Trouble" - To the 5 Boroughs (2004)       8. "Electric Worm" - The Mix-Up (2007)       9. "Don't Play No Games That I Can't Win" - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011)      
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