Top 10 Tuesdays: Top 10 Beastie Boys Samples

The Bestie Boys, photographed by Terry Richardson

The Bestie Boys, photographed by Terry Richardson
photo by Terry Richardson

Top 10 Beastie Boys Samples

To celebrate the career of MCA, honor the Beasties’ recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (and despite the 25-years-after-the-fact Trouble Funk lawsuit) Okayplayer has compiled 10 of our favorite Beastie Boys samples. Not an easy task, considering many of the songs on Paul’s Boutique contain more than 10 samples apiece. Plus, let’s be serious: with the exception of De La Soul, no one in the heavily sample-based hip-hop game can come close to rivaling their longevity. Despite their often tongue-in-cheek personas on the mic and massive crossover appeal, the Beasties took their music history very seriously. And when they enlisted production help, they encouraged creative risks that have kept their music relavent for 25 years. Let’s get to it.

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