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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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  • Avatar for EvilMathew
    how stupid one must be to say that someone is retarded cause he like another album more? If it's a joke it isn't funny. PB is another kind of album it can't be compared to LtI just like Paid in full can't be compared to Ilmatic. Both are great.
  • Avatar for KingNoCrown
    if you think this is better than paul's boutique you are retarded [2]
  • Avatar for Doppz
    "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?
  • Avatar for beatthumper
    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.
  • Avatar for Gaffes
    It's okay but... It doesn't support a comparison with Paid in Full or Nation Of Millions.
  • Avatar for tresfoufou
    this album is a certified classic
  • Avatar for LucretiaXS
    Лучший альбом ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥.ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ ▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•◦▪*.▪°♥•▪*.▪°
  • Avatar for atticus_B
    By far the worst Beastie Boys album. Nonexistant beats and lame samples. Really.
  • Avatar for Rezzo64
    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
  • Avatar for Re-Kramer
    The best Beastie Boys album! Pure perfection!

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