Beastie Boys concert
Tuesday, September 4 2007, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Beastie Boys are a musical group from the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
They have enjoyed international critical acclaim and commercial success since their start in 1979. They are one of the longest lived hip-hop acts, whose rock-and-punk-influenced rap has had a significant impact on artists in and outside of the hip hop community. Their recordings and live performances often include MCing, funk, jazz and rock.
The three main members of the Beastie Boys are of Jewish heritage. They are well known for their rapidly changing and often experimental musical style (which is generally considered risky in popular music), jocular and flippant attitude toward interviews and interviewers, obscure cultural references and kitschy lyrics, and performing in outlandish matching suits.