“So What Cha Want” – Beastie Boys [Official Video]

Twenty-six years ago, Capitol Records took a chance on signing the Beastie Boys, hoping that they were more than just a soundtrack to beer-swilling frat boys. In return, the Boys rewarded their faith with Paul’s Boutique — a sort of hip-hop Dark Side of the Moon that infused psychedelia with funky beats, providing us with drug-fueled anthems such as “Car Thief” and “3-Minute Rule.”

Paul’s Boutique is the second studio album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989, on Capitol Records. Featuring production by the Dust Brothers, the recording sessions for the album took place in Matt Dike’s apartment and the Manhattan-based Record Plant in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1989. The album is noted for being almost completely composed of samples, excluding the group’s vocal output.

Originally released to a cold reception, the album is now hailed as a classic benchmark in the evolution of the hip-hop genre. Fans can now properly celebrate the album with their already released film project titled Paul’s Boutique: A Visual Companion.

Judging by the trailer below, creator Paolo Gilli has created a visual aid to play while listening to the original album, and shows music video clips as well as footage alluding to the ridiculously massive amount of cultural references strewn throughout all of PB’s lyrics. We’re hoping it shows MCA’s personal cannabis plants when he rhymes, “I’m a writer, a poet, a genius, I know it/I don’t buy cheeba, I grow it.”


 Paul’s Boutique: A Visual Companion dropped July 25, 2014 and is currently available on the official site.

Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch died at the all-too-young age of 47. He died in Brooklyn (where he was born in 1964) after a three-year battle with parotid salivary gland cancer since 2009. Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch. Though Beastie Boys began in the early 1980s as a hardcore punk band, it was the final lineup of Yauch, Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “King Adrock” Horovitz and their conversion to the then new genre of rap that broke the trio through to fame, fortune and most importantly, artistic achievement of the highest order.

Yauch will live on forever through his music, voice, lyrics and films as well as his tough-guy-who’s-deeper-than-you-think persona of MCA. He was unquestionably one of the pioneers of rap.

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