The Beastie Boys started out as a hardcore punk group in 1979, New York. Yet it is infamous for being the first internationally known ‘all-white’ hip-hop-rap outfit. Over the years, we witnessed the boys expertly float between musical genres such as jazz, nu metal, punk rock and hip hop. For you, we highly recommend their all-instrumental (good) funky-jazz album The In Sound from Way Out!.
But really, what we would like to highlight here is the boys’ liberating action of slapping a capellas on their website, mostly ripped off songs from their published albums, for creative people like yourselves to remix FREE-of-charge!
This action have created a community of ‘international (albeit mostly bedroom) re-mixers’ who hang-out and share talents on an online forum hosted by the Beastie Boys. Not one remix is prejudiced and no awards whatsoever are given.
We thought you just might want to check it out, or even better, have a go at remixing them! So here are the links:
HAO acknowledges this brilliant initiative and applaud the boys’ unselfish and creative spirit!