OTD November 15th 1986 - The Beastie Boys released their debut album, “Licensed To Ill”. It was the first rap album to reach #1 on the Billboard album chart and bring the combo of rap and rock to the mainstream. This record is full of great songs like, “Paul Revere”, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”, “Brass Monkey”, “Fight For Your Right”, “The New Style”, and my favourite as a kid, “Hold It Now, Hit It”. The album has sold over 10 million copies in the US alone. I've heard some say that The Beastie Boys were a one hit wonder and that everything after this album was mediocre, but those people are stupid.
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