Before the Beastie Boys grew to become one in every of rap’s most legendary teams, they had been simply three dudes at a Black Flag present that might unknowingly change their lives. At the time, in 1981, Black Flag had been performing their first-ever East Coast present on the Peppermint Lounge in Times Square. In the room to witness it had been Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock — who hadn’t but met — and, coincidentally, a number of others who would go on to change into a few of their technology’s most influential musicians. One of them: Henry Rollins, who introduced an electrifying “fuck New York and everybody in it” D.C. angle to the gang, in contrast to something had Mike D had ever skilled. All of their respective origins, in response to the Beastie Boys’ new memoir, may be traced again to that formative evening.
Hear Mike D and Ad-Rock rehash the story of that mythic evening on this unique clip from their memoir’s audiobook, out October 30, which options an all-star voice solid together with Elvis Costello, Jarvis Cocker, Kim Gordon, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, and extra.