BEASTIE BOYS — Hello Nasty (review)

BEASTIE BOYS — Hello Nasty album cover Album · 1998 · Non-Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Unitron
"One two one two, this is just a test"

Hello Nasty is like no other hip hop album I've heard, it's like an exploration in various sounds and samples but always with the Beastie Boys' fun loving attitude. Its got such a busy sound with everything going on, but it's never overwhelming even with the 22 songs on the album.

The Move, Remote Control, Just a Test, Intergalactic, and Putting Shame in Your Game are probably my favorites, Just a Test especially being one of the B-boy's most underrated songs. They've got such great flow, and their rap bravado is contrasted by fantastic moody and ominous samples, and it gives it such a cool sound. The electro-rap of Intergalactic rightfully was the album's biggest hit, and it's impossible to not love the delivery of "let the beat...mmmDRRROP".

One of the strangest parts of the album are the neo-psychedelic songs that are completely devoid of hip hop, though there's a psychedelic element throughout the album. These songs include Song for the Man, Song for Junior, and I Don't Know, and they all fit in and sound great.

Hello Nasty is a bit of a grower, but once it hit, it hit. One of the best of both the B-boy's and hip hop as a whole.
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siLLy puPPy wrote:
44 days ago
Fight For Your Right To Party was pretty freekin metal as well. IT's been a while since i've busted out my Beastie Boys albums. THey're all pretty good actually.
Unitron wrote:
45 days ago
They're on here for their few hardcore punk EP's, though that and their influence on rap metal and nu metal bands add a bit more metal relevance.
UMUR wrote:
45 days ago
My guess is they are here because of Kerry King and his solo on "No Sleep Till Brooklyn".
siLLy puPPy wrote:
45 days ago
Beastie Boys? On MMA? LOL. I do love them but i never thought one punk album would get them on here :D This is a great album though. Intergalactic Planetary WOOHOO!!!!

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