Posts Tagged: beastie boys

Def Jam Is 25, Which Makes Us What? 100?

Thoughts that occurred to us looking at this photo retrospective of Def Jam artists:

The Roots were/are on a record label? Like a band?

LL Cool J was so tiny!

Awww, remember Flavor Flav from before?

Whoa, totally forgot Steven Tyler and Run-DMC happened.


The Beastie Boys and Santigold, "Don't Play No Games That I Can't Win"

This video is 11 minutes long, you think. Not a chance. Well, there's a shorter version, but the song is a jam, and the video — directed by Spike Jonze — is work of art. And right when you think, OK, got it, cute, 4:25 rolls around, and boom, right back in it. (The Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is out now.)