Bělošské, původně hardcorové, trio King Ad Rock, vl. jm. Adam Horowitz, Mike D, vl. jm. Michael Diamond a MCA, vl. jm. Adam Yauch začínající v New Yorku v r. 1979 (pův. pod názvem Young And The Useless). O dva roky později vydávají první EP...

Píseň: Pass The Mic

Beastie Boys
Check Your Head
If You Can Feel What I'm Feeling Then It's A Musical Masterpiece 
But If You Can Hear What I'm Dealing With Then That's Cool At Least 
What's Running Through My Mind Comes Through In My Walk True 
Feelings Are Shown From The Way That I Talk And This Is Me, Y'All- 
I M.C., Y'All My Name Is M.C.A. And I Still Do What I Please And 
Now I'd Like To Introduce I'll Pass The Mic To D. For A Fist Full Of Truth 

The Name Is D., Y'All And I Don't Pay And I Can Rock A Block Party 
'Til Your Hair Turns Grey 'So, What You Sayin'?' I Explode On Site 
And Like Jimmy Walker I'm 'Dynomite' And Now I'd Like To Pass 
The Mic So Adrock C'mon And Do Anything You Like 

I'm The A.D.R.O.C.K. In The Place With The Bass I'm Going 
All The Way I Can't Stop Y'All Tick Tock Y'All And If You Think 
That You're Slick You'll Catch A Brick Y'All 'Cause I'm A Turn It In 
And I'm A Turn It Out But For Now I've Got To Pass The Mic To Yauch 

Well On And On And On And On I Can't Stop Y'All 'Til The Early Morn' 
So Rock Rock Y'All Tick Tock Y'All To The Beat Y'All 
C'mon And Rock Y'All 

I Give Thanks For Inspiration It Guides My Mind Along The Way 
A Lot Of People Get Jealous, They're Talking About Me 
But That's Just 'Cause They Haven't Got A Thing To Say 

Everybody's Rapping Like It's A Commercial Actin' Like Life Is A 
Big Commercial So This Is What I've Got To Say To You All Be True To 
Yourself And You Will Never Fall And Now I'd Like To Pass The Mic To 

The A So What's Your Name, Yauch? My Name Is M.C.A. I've Been 
Coming To Where I Am From The Get Go Find That I Can Groove 
With The Beat When I Let Go So Put Your Worries On Hold Get Up 
And Groove With The Rhythm In Your Soul And Now I'd Like To 
Pass The Mic To My Brother Adrock C'mon And Shine Like A Light 

Yes Yes Y'All And Yes Yes Y'All I'm Always On Time Never The Less 
Y'All And That's Right Y'All, I Shed Light Y'All I've Got No Time In 
My Life To Get Uptight Y'All So What You Gonna Say That I Don't 
Know Already? I'm Like Clyde And I'm Rockin' Steady But Time Flies 
When You're Having Fun So Mike D C'mon And Get Some 

M.I.K.E. To The D. You Come And See Me And You Pay A Fee Do What I 
Do Professionally To Tell The Truth I Am Exactly What I Want To Be 
Now Ad-Rock And M.C.A. Let's Rock This Joint In The Old School Way