Beastie Boys are an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career,
the group consisted of three MCs and musicians Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock"
New York City, New York, US
Rap rock, alternative hip hop, hardcore punk, rapcore
Run-D.M.C., Mix Master Mike, DJ Hurricane, BS 2000, Q-Tip, The Latch Brothers,
The Roots, Nas, Cypress Hill, Biz Markie, Luscious Jackson
Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums)
-born November 20th, 1965 ( age
Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar)
-born October 31st, 1966 ( age
Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass)
-born August 5th, 1964
died May 4, 2012 at age of 47
Beastie Boys Trivia
The Beastie Boys formed in July 1981 after the Young Aborigines (Mike D band) went on hiatus.
In 2012, the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame
• In 1999, the Beastie Boys won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for Hello Nasty & the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Intergalactic".
• The "Sabotage" music video parodied 1970s police dramas, shot to resemble the opening credits of such a show.
• Mike D was the founder and president of Grand Royal Records
• Mike D. is married to Tamra Davis, director of the the cult classic film "Half Baked"
• MCA went to Bard College before dropping out
• Using the alter identity "Nathaniel Hornblower", Adam Yauch directed many of the Beastie Boys' music videos.
• Adam Horovitz is the son of the playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz. The film Author! Author! is based on the experiences of the Horovitz family