I was introduced to the Beastie Boys in the mid-late '90s, and then I heard their '80s stuff later. their videos were crazy good. I remember asking this kid in junior high who his favorite band was, and he said the Beastie Boys. I didn't take them seriously at the time, but then I saw their shit on mtv and decided to listen to more of their stuff. the kid was right.
it's sad MCA died cuz I heard they were working on another album. their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame means a lot too