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For questions about the American hip-hop band Beastie Boys, formed in NYC in 1981. Main members were Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz.

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How did Paul's Boutique (1989) contain sounds which were "not samples"?

I read this strange claim today: Their second album, Paul's Boutique (1989), composed almost entirely of samples, was a commercial failure, but later received critical acclaim. Source: https://en....
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Beastie Boys' "An Open Letter to NYC"; reference to the "number ten bus"?

As someone fascinated with the City of New York and the Beastie Boys, I'm trying to figure out some context in their lyrics of the song An Open Letter to NYC. Here are the lines that make me curious: ...
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