Boasting a dizzying array of samples, narratives and whacked-out beats, 1989's 'Paul's Boutique' was more than just the Beastie Boys' quest to prove that 'License to Ill' wasn't a fluke.

This was the start of a creative juggernaut, dedicated to making hip-hop underdogs look incredibly hip and way ahead of their time.

Amazing how most of the songs on this album --- namely 'Egg Man,' 'To All the Girls' and 'Johnny Ryall' --- get better with age.

 

 

 

 

 Listen to the Beastie Boys' 'Egg Man'