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Two New Beastie Boys Videos - Rat Cage, Off The Grid

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Let's face it, the last two Beastie Boys records were hugely disappointing. After a nice run starting with Licensed to Ill, thru Paul's Boutique and thru Ill Communication the Beasties had more hits than Sadaharu Oh.

Hello Nasty was eh and To The Five Burroughs was something that we never thought was possible: a Beastie Boys cd that we barely played.

Maybe it was because the drunken b-boy skateboarder bit was played out once MCA and the fellas got gray and found Buddah. Plus now that we live in a time where the multitude of Dust Bros samples that adorned Paul's isn't financially feasible these days, the best thing that could possibly happen is for the Beasties to act their age and play that quasi-jazz whiteboy funk thing that they laid down so beautifully on The In Sound From Way Out.

"Rat Cage" is the first video, so chickity check it out and if you meet us after the jump you'll also be able to groove to "Off the Grid".

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Beastie Boys, "Off the Grid"


"Lighten Up" from The In Sound From Way Out