Premature Evaluation: Beastie Boys – The Mix-Up

Premature Evaluation: Beastie Boys – The Mix-Up

You've likely already heard: The Mix Up comprises a dozen "post-rock," dub, or "post-whatever" instrumental tracks. As every b-boy knows, the Beastie Boys take their chops seriously, inserting instrumentals between the kinetic rhyme schemes that earned (and have kept) fans listening for the past two decades. Nothing wrong with live instrumentation in rap (see: the Roots) or flat-out instrumental hip-hop ...

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