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The Riff

Beastie Boys — Paul’s Boutique, The Album That Changed Hip Hop Forever

Paul’s Boutique album cover photographed by Jeremy Shatan

I’m writing this piece as a response to the writing prompt by Noah Levy of The Riff. You should check it out and join the party.

It was 1989 and the world of music was a growing volcano set to erupt. The 80s were ending, genres were being born, musical biases were fading, and three white kids from New York City were about to change…

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Rob Janicke

Rob Janicke

Ran an indie record label, now running a new multimedia site called Generation Riff. More info on Twitter @robjanicke & @generationriff linktr.ee/RobJanicke