Largely responsible for taking rap mainstream, the Beastie Boys were founded in New York City in 1981 by a group of arty kids responding to Manhattan’s eclectic downtown music scene. Teaching a generation of fans what it’s like to rhyme and kick their way through Gotham, the legendary trio essentially invented rap-rock and was the first rap album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. ‘Brass Monkey’, ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’, and ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party)’ are just a few of the hits from the group that literally no one has ever stopped playing. And just like the three MC’s carved a unique spot for themselves within music history, we know they’ll be doing the same as the newest artists on the Daydreamer roster.
One of the most iconic stamps in hip-hop history. The Beastie Boys have issued a few great logos over the years, but there’s no question that the original ranks higher than the rest. Much like the three-piece group themselves, the widths and fonts of the group’s symbol can’t help but stray outside of the box. A classic way to give the NY boys your stamp of approval, this merch tee remembers the rappers who arrived ready to shake up the culture by catapulting rap music to new levels of acceptance.