Album the first from Brooklyn’s finest, the legendary Beastie Boys. Licensed To Ill has crucial classics like ‘Fight For Your Right’ and ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’, plus the iconic airplane cover art. Basically, this is a crucial cornerstone in hip-hop history, and you can now buy it on vinyl again: happy days eh?
Vinyl LP £20.99 4782075
Reissue LP on Universal.
9/10 Jack 4th February 2018
Licensed to Ill was a huge rap breakthrough. Without albums like Licensed to Ill, rap would not have broken into the mainstream, at least not then. The Beasties personify old school rap and many people were disappointed with their later work and wanted them to record more music like Licensed to Ill. While the raps and grooves seem a bit simplistic now, it still sounds great. "Fight for Your Right" was and is a classic party theme. What's amazing about this album is how many of the songs became classics.
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