Beastie Boys – The Mix-Up (New Vinyl)

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NEW LP

New sealed copy.

The Mix-Up is the seventh studio album by Beastie Boys, released on June 26, 2007. The album consists entirely of instrumental performances and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. 

In an interview with The Aquarian Weekly, published in February 2008, the band was asked if they were making a statement about the status of hip-hop music by releasing an album strictly of instrumentals. “In a way, the album was a reaction to our hip hop," said Ad-Rock "Our last record was an all rap record, so when we started recording [The Mix Up] we wanted to work with some instruments, and it just sounded cool, so we kept with it.” Mike D expanded on Ad-Rock's response, adding, "We get asked, ‘What do you think of the state of hip hop today?’ a lot. Maybe I’m being defensive, but it seems like people always look for us to come out and criticize hip hop. But hip hop is what we grew up on, and it continues to be one of the only forms of music left that strives on evolution and innovation. Yeah, we might be in a spell where we’re waiting for that next record to come out and change everything—but still, that’s what hip hop is and that’s what puts it in its unique place.”

TRACKLIST:

A1 B For My Name
A2 14th St. Break
A3 Suco De Tangerina
A4 The Gala Event
A5 Electric Worm
A6 Freaky Hijiki
B1 Off The Grid
B2 The Rat Cage
B3 The Melee
B4 Dramastically Different
B5 The Cousin Of Death
B6 The Kangaroo Rat