Beastie Boys

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Kabul to California: how the ‘hip-hop family’ mobilised for young Afghans
With breakdancers, artists and parkourists facing a bleak future under the Taliban, a global network stepped in to help, drawing on the activist spirit of rap culture

Lizzy Davies

21, Feb, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Rick Rubin: Def Jam founder and producer announces debut book
The Creative Act: A Way of Being will be ‘a book about what to do make a great work of art’ and ‘a book about how to be’

Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Def Jam: how a new British imprint of the iconic rap label poached Stormzy
Only 6% of music industry execs are Black. That system fails artists, say the founders of 0207 Def Jam, whose uniquely diverse boardroom aims to change the culture – for good

Joseph JP Patterson

18, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ricky Powell, hip-hop photographer who captured New York culture, dies aged 59
Photographer who documented Def Jam artists as well as Madonna, Andy Warhol and more was known for his longstanding work with the Beastie Boys

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Feb, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Streaming: curate your own Spike Jonze mini-season
The director’s new Beastie Boys doc is the latest twist in a singular career. What better time to seek out his best work online...

Guy Lodge

25, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Beastie Boys Story review – Spike Jonze and the boys are back in town
Ad-Rock and Mike D host a convivial trip down memory lane in this filmed record of a live show held in tribute to third member Adam Yauch

Peter Bradshaw

20, Apr, 2020 @4:00 PM

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The week in podcasts: Mortem; Over the Road; The Space Programme
Exploring unusual subjects, from autopsies to long-haul trucking

Miranda Sawyer

23, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Bowie's gnome and Dr Dre's hospital: musicians' embarrassing early songs
Pop duo Tegan and Sara have re-recorded their high school songs – and they’re not the only songwriters to have started young

Michael Hann

25, Sep, 2019 @8:32 AM

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Cassius's Philippe Zdar dies in fall from Paris building
French producer worked for acts including Phoenix, Kanye West and the Beastie Boys

Laura Snapes

20, Jun, 2019 @6:26 AM

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‘The public has a right to art’: the radical joy of Keith Haring
His vibrant work was always accessible, but he was also a driven, socially minded artist. As a new exhibition opens at Tate Liverpool, we talk to those that knew him

Miranda Sawyer

02, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Beastie Boys Story: inside the offbeat, heartfelt stage show from Spike Jonze
The visionary director transports a feast of tidbits and anecdotes to the stage with innovation and genuine heart

Rob LeDonne

11, Apr, 2019 @4:42 PM

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Beastie Boys: ‘Being in a band… it’s an absurd comedy’
Between breaks from goofing around, the two surviving members of the band talk about writing a new memoir, their rollercoaster career and coming to terms with the loss of Adam Yauch

Miranda Sawyer

21, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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