Tuesday Tunes - November 15, 2016

Licensed to Ill

I was going to make a playlist today for Tuesday Tunes so I opened up Spotify to get started. I saw that it's the 30th Anniversary of the debut of Licensed to Ill by the Beastie Boys. Their debut album dropped November 15, 1986 and it's a hugely important album for the music world and for me personally. It was one of the first CDs I ever owned (along with Blink 182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket) back in the days when you ordered CDs in bulk from mail-order catalogs and brochures. The Beastie Boys were able to break onto the mainstream radio and it really opened a gateway for new rap fans to discover a lot of the great artists that were out there and had been doing this for a while. Instead of curating a playlist of my favorite songs, I've let Spotify do the work for me. If you're wondering, Intergalactic is probably my all-time favorite jam song but I really can't choose a favorite off of Licensed to Ill. There are too many good ones! Happy listening and happy anniversary, Licensed to Ill!