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Small business GoldieBlox wins free Super Bowl ad

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A small business in California's Bay Area with the mission of empowering girls won a free Super Bowl ad as part of a contest hosted by software giant Intuit.
NYC community board to consider naming intersection after Beastie Boys

NYC community board to consider naming intersection after Beastie Boys

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A New York City community board said it will consider whether to name an intersection in Manhattan's Lower East Side "Beastie Boys Square."
Alex Trebek spits rhymes during rap category on Jeopardy

Alex Trebek spits rhymes during rap category on Jeopardy

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Alex Trebek raps Beastie Boys, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre and others on Jeopardy; ensuing Twitter trend makes fans think he died.
Evan Bleier

GoldieBlox drops suit against Beastie Boys

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- GoldieBlox, a California company that makes a line of construction toys for girls, has dropped a lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over a song used in an ad.
Beastie Boys respond to GoldieBlox suit over viral 'Girls' ad: 'YOU sued US.'

Beastie Boys respond to GoldieBlox suit over viral 'Girls' ad: 'YOU sued US.'

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The toy company filed a complaint in response to the Beastie Boys' inquiry about use of their song.
Kate Stanton
iPads, tablets among top toys for 2013

iPads, tablets among top toys for 2013

Here's hoping Santa gets a big Christmas bonus this year to cover the cost of the tech toys that are topping holiday wish lists this year.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
MCA, Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, dead at 47

MCA, Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, dead at 47

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Adam Yauch, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, has died, the New York hip-hop group announced Friday on its Web site. He was 47.
Beastie Boys, Coldplay booked for Osheaga

Beastie Boys, Coldplay booked for Osheaga

MONTREAL, April 1 (UPI) -- Coldplay and the Beastie Boys have joined the lineup for the fourth edition of Canada's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, organizers said.

Beastie Boys set for tour, album release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 13 (UPI) -- The Beastie Boys are set to support their forthcoming new album, "The Mix-up," with a seven-stop tour of the United States starting in August, a report said.

Beastie Boys to screen film nationwide

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 (UPI) -- The Beastie Boys' new concert film is set for wide release next week, but fans who just can't wait will get a chance to see it a week ahead of time.

Beastie Boys anthology marks 24th B-day

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Capital Records is marking the 24th anniversary of New York rap pioneers Beastie Boys with 15-track compilation called "Solid Gold Hits."

Court rules in favor of Beastie Boys

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has refused to reconsider a previous decision regarding the Beastie Boys in a conflict over sampling.

OutKast dominates MTV Europe nominations

ROME, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Popular U.S. hip-hop duo Outkast topped the list of nominees for the MTV Europe Music Awards with nominations in five categories, including best group.

Rapper Jadakiss tops Billboard 200

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Jadakiss knocked the Beastie Boys from the top spot on Billboard's U.S. Top 200 chart with "Kiss of Death," the rapper's sophomore CD.
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Beastie Boys are an American group from New York City widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential hip hop acts of their era. The band is comprised of Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch, and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz. Since around the time of the Hello Nasty album, the DJ for the group has been Michael "Mix Master Mike" Schwartz, who was first featured in the song "Three MC's and One DJ".

Beastie Boys began as a hardcore punk group in 1979, and appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash with Riot Fight and Beastie. They switched to hip-hop with the release of their 12" single "Cooky Puss", which was followed by a string of successful 12" singles and their debut album Licensed to Ill (1986), which enjoyed international critical acclaim and commercial success. The group is well-known for its eclecticism, jocular and flippant attitude toward interviews and interviewers, obscure cultural references and kitschy lyrics, and for performing in outlandish matching suits.

They are one of the longest-lived hip-hop acts and continue to enjoy commercial and critical success in 2009, more than 20 years after the release of their debut album. On September 27, 2007, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On February 3, 2009, the group released a digitally remastered version of their seminal album Paul's Boutique for its 20th anniversary.

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