At Home With Beastie Boys: The Playlist

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At Home With Beastie Boys: The Playlist

“Growing up in New York City was pretty fantastic,” Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) tells Apple Music. “You walk everywhere and there’s so many radios coming out of stores and cars—there’s sounds everywhere.” On their At Home With interview with Zane Lowe, Adam and Mike Diamond (Mike D), the surviving two-thirds of the influential hip-hop group, reminisce about their musical inspirations and tell stories about late bandmate Adam Yauch—giving us a small sampling of the wide-ranging discussions they shared in their Spike Jonze-directed documentary Beastie Boys Story (playing exclusively on Apple TV+). And on this Apple Music playlist they curated, Beastie Boys pay homage to their musical roots—ranging from late-’70s punk and new wave (Ramones, The B-52’s) to old-school hip-hop (Afrika Bambaataa, Spoonie Gee). “The Ramones were the first band that both Adam and I listened to and loved and thought, ‘Oh, we could do something like that,’” says Mike D. “You don't realize how brilliant their songwriting is until you're older.”

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