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Licensed to Ill is the debut album by the Beastie Boys, released in 1986.

It is the first rap LP to top the Billboard 200 chart. It also peaked at #2 on the Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart. It is Columbia Records' fastest selling debut record to date and sold over five million copies.


Produced by Rick Rubin & Beastie Boys

Kerry King of Slayer made an appearance on the album playing lead guitar on "No Sleep 'Till… read more



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  • if you think this is better than paul's boutique you are retarded [2]
  • "The original title for this album was Don't Be a Faggot but Columbia Records flatly refused to release the album with this title". .... "Don't Be a Faggot" sounds like a great album name to me?
  • I miss the days when albums like License to ill or Paid in Full came out it was exciting and made you head to the nearest music store. Paul's Boutique hands down is one of their best albums ever. You start it from the begining and dont stop it.
  • It's okay but... It doesn't support a comparison with Paid in Full or Nation Of Millions.
  • this album is a certified classic
  • Лучший альбом ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥.ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ ▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•▪*.▪°
  • By far the worst Beastie Boys album. Nonexistant beats and lame samples. Really.
  • Overrated Run-D.M.C. ripoff of an album. I can't deny its lasting impact though, and it is still a fun album to jive to
  • The best Beastie Boys album! Pure perfection!
  • THIS!<3

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