The surviving members of The Beastie Boys have teamed with Amazon Music to take us behind-the-scenes of their fourth studio album, Ill Communication.
Aptly-titled, Still Ill, the doc clocks in at just north of 14-minutes. It’s anchored by interviews with both Mike D and Ad-Rock, as well as archival footage from the set of the Spike Jonze-directed video for “Sabotage.” Released in 1994, Ill Communication was the group’s second album to go 3x platinum, but marked a pivot from sample-heavy production to live instruments, effectively transforming the band into hip-hop’s first power trio (likely due to astronomical sampling bills accrued from previous albums.) Earlier this year,
Watch Ad-Rock and Mike D dive into the creation of The Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication in the Still Ill documentary below.