The Beastie boys have been around for like 33 years and were really the first rap group to break racial boundaries pertaining to rap just being a strictly black form of music. MCA was actually a really legit dude, and donated all kinds of money to liberate Tibet. The Dalai Lama actually expressed his condolences over this loss.
Were they any good? Or were they just famous because they were White?
Well that's really not up to me to say. Music is an art, so it really depends on what your preferences are.
I like the Beastie Boys..they were different. They never really personified themselves as thugs,
For the most part their music was fun, the great thing about them is that they kept it real.
They didn't really change drastically with the industry, they always had this old school feel to them.
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