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Glen E. Friedman Rules

December 2nd, 2015


Renown photographer Glen E. Friedman talks in depth about his iconic work with the Beastie Boys, including the day that yielded the cover shot for Check Your Head

He also discusses why he threatened to scratch the negative for Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, how he almost scored the cover shot for Ill Communication, and whether or not he'll ever join Instagram.

Glen will be signing his latest book, My Rules, on Tue., December 8 at Pilgrim Surf Supply in Brooklyn (68 N. 3rd St.) from 6-8PM.

Twitter: @glenefriedman
Blog: Idealist Propaganda


To the Top of Manhattan with Jeremy Shatan

October 15th, 2015

Jeremy Shatan, member of the Young Aborigines and the man responsible for taking the cover photo for Paul's Boutique talks about, well, taking the cover photo for Paul's Boutique, mix-tape etiquette, hanging out with Mike D as a teenager, why he turned down a free "long-box" of Licensed to Ill, and his important work with the charity Hope & Heroes.


Jeremy Shatan can be found on Twitter: @JShatan @AnEarful @HopeHeroes and on Instagram: @murgatroyd.

Dan LeRoy Tolls the Cowbell

February 25th, 2015

A chat with Dan LeRoy, the man who wrote the book, um, books on Paul's Boutique. His contribution to the 33 1/3 series, in my opinion, is still the gold standard of that collection.



Aglio e Olio 20th Anniversary Blowout!

January 22nd, 2015

A year-long celebration of the greatest Beastie Boys surprise of all-time!
NOTE: A special addendum was added to this episode featuring Jim and Prof giving their take on the newly released "Too Many Rappers" music video. During the discussion the memory card on their recorder crashed. Instead of giving you an incomplete conversation, we'll give you a full critique at a later date. 
Just lettin' you know. Thanks.

Happy 20th B-Day Ill Communication!

May 23rd, 2014


Jim & Prof give a track-by-track commentary on the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication, celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

Takin’ It Back To ‘07, Ep. 31

July 19th, 2013

Oscar Pascual shares audio from a  Beastie Boys' roundtable interview he took part in during the Gala Event era in 2007.

(above: Oscar poses with MCA & later grabs a photo of the Beastie Boys live in San Francisco.)

We also listen to Mike D's latest track, while Pat Poon takes his finger off the fader for a second to give 20 Questions a whirl.


Sucka MCs Should Call Me Rya, Ep. 30

July 9th, 2013

The Brouhaha returns by bringing you a Master's-level chat with Beastie backer, Rya. B-Boys & B-Girls of the world unite, al'ight?!

(above: Rya and the back of Stevie Wonder's head.)

MCA Day ‘13 (NYC)

May 5th, 2013

THE GREATEST: Beastie Boys Music Videos

February 27th, 2013

Let's face it, the one medium that was able to combine all of Adam Yauch's creative passions into a singular work of art was the music video.

Through these short-films—put to music created by his band—Yauch inspired us all with his fascination of music, film, editing, the fish-eye lens, family, basketball, snowboarding, skateboarding, comedy, costumes, humanitarianism, fake mustaches, lederhosen, goofing around, growing up, and spitting rhymes with boyhood friends.

These teenage pals of his also happened to be expert showmen, ones who were able to make an entire generation of music lovers believe they were the funniest, coolest, dopest human beings in existence.

Here's an in-depth look at their music videos that made us fans for life:

Did You Ever Notice?

October 18th, 2012

Continuing in our yearlong celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the release of Check Your Head (I just made that up, but seems like a missed opportunity, right?), we wanted to bring this little known fact to your attention:

The centerfold picture of the Beastie Boys jamming out in G-Son (although Money Mark claims he doesn't "jam out") differs between CD and cassette versions, especially with Mike D's choice of head-wear, rotating between sock cap and ball cap.


This nifty nugget of knowledge was brought to you by The Brouhaha.