Beastie Boys: the documentary for Ill Communication 25 years

31 May 2019

If you're a fan of the Beastie Boys you can't miss Still Ill, the documentary that celebrates 25 years of the cult album Ill Communication.

It’s called Still Ill, the documentary that celebrates 25 years of Ill Communication, the cult album by Beastie Boys. Born in 1981 in New York, the band had started as a hardcore punk group that took inspiration from the music of Bad Brains, pillars of the genre.

Later, after meeting record producer Rick Rubin, the Beastie Boys began to merge their sound background with rap, a genre that in music is called crossover. Ill Communication, released in 1994, is one of those albums to keep in your vinyl collection: just think of singles like Sabotage, which became famous thanks to its video clip, where the members of the band played guards and thieves.

Still Ill, a short film published by Amazon Music, contains interviews with Beasties survivors Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (King Ad-Rock), as well as archive footage covering the creation of Paul’s Boutique in 1989, Check Your Head in 1992 and, of course, Ill Communication.

It should also be added that last year Diamond and Horovitz published the Beastie Boys Book, a 600-page tome with anecdotes about their careers.

Listen to Ill Communication on Spotify and have a look at the video below:

Beastie Boys: il documentario sui 25 anni di Ill Communication |


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