Licensed to Ill

Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1986 Ratings: #12 / 85
User Score
Based on 360 ratings
1986 Ratings: #33
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November 15, 1986 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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An absolutely essential hip hop album for any casual listener or enthusiast. Fast paced and fun lyrics with some pretty punky production, which was special for the time, are what makes up the musical compositions of the project. Licensed to Ill has some decade-defining hip hop songs like Fight For Your Right and No Sleep Till Brooklyn, which are still heavily played tracks up to this day. The overflow of energy provided by the group throughout is something that was not too easy to find in ... read more
What can I say
They fought for their right
And they sure as hell partied
you know how I said grodt was the most overrated rap album?
Well I was wrong, it’s this pile of shit
The Beastie Boys literally BURSTED onto the hip-hop scene with their huge revolutionary and iconic debut, Licensed to Ill. The three guys showcase a great talent for production and lyricism on this album. Not to mention the way they practically transformed the art of sampling to what it is today (see Paul's Boutique). There are multiple banger tracks here that still go hard today, however, there are a couple of songs that are rather goofy and not as strong as others. So if you're looking for ... read more
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Track List

  1. Rhymin & Stealin 
  2. The New Style 
  3. She's Crafty 
  4. Posse In Effect 
  5. Slow Ride 
  6. Girls 
  7. Fight For Your Right 
  8. No Sleep Till Brooklyn 
  9. Paul Revere 
  10. Hold It Now, Hit It 
  11. Brass Monkey 
  12. Slow And Low 
  13. Time To Get Ill
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