Monday, April 18, 2011

The Beastie Boys are back

One of the most famous rap trios is back.

No. I’m not talking about Run-DMC.

I’m talking about the Beastie Boys, who are set to release their eighth album, entitled Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, May 3.

For those unfamiliar with the awesomeness that is the Beasties, here is a little background information about the band.

Starting as a hardcore punk band in 1979, the band transitioned into hip-hop in 1984, with four albums reaching top of the Billboard charts. Not only have they been ranked #77 on the Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, but they were also nominated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Who would have thought that three Jewish white kids would eventually become one of hip-hop's most influential acts ever? The Beastie Boys were among the legion of trailblazers who left an unforgettable impression on a generation of rappers to follow.

Now that they’re back, and wanting to promote their long anticipated album, the Beastie’s asked a couple of their closest friends to star in their new promo and 30-minute video for their new single Make Some Noise. But obviously, these legends don’t have ordinary friends. That is why this promo is jammed packed with stars such as Will Ferrel, Jack Black, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Will Arnett, John C. Reilly, Ted Danson, Seth Rogen, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon and Chloe Sevigny.

These middle aged rappers are always game for making fun of themselves as is evident in this video.

Watch below and enjoy their promo video for Fight For Your Right – Revisited.

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