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16 hrs ago | TMZ.com

Def Jam Founder Rick Rubin -- Don't EVER Call Me Frederick

Hip hop legend Rick Rubin has a way with music and words -- he launched Def Jam , after all -- but when it comes to his own name he needs a little help from a judge ... to change it.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Video: The Beastie Boys visit Steve Buscemi on AOL's Park Bench

Or in a park. But the actor-host still gets his guests to talk as candidly as if they were simply hanging outside with a friend.


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Steve Buscemi, Entertainment, Television

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million Verdict in Monster Beverage Lawsuit

Musician Adam Horovitz and his wife Kathleen Hanna are seen here leaving federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 27. The Beastie Boys prevailed in their latest copyright crusade Thursday, winning a $1.7 million verdict in their lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. A federal jury in Manhattan came down in the rappers' favor two years after they ... (more)


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Advertising

The Village Voice

In Defense of the Beastie Boys' To the 5 Boroughs

The passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch two years ago was a devastating loss for music, but within the outpouring of mourning in the wake of his death was the reminder how much the Beastie Boys' music connected with several generations of listeners.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Obscure Sound

Julian Rhine - "No God Flow"

Beastie Boys fans may feel some comforting nostalgia after hearing "No God Flow", the new track from NYC hip hop/pop artist Julian Rhine, who is rising in recognition after performing at SXSW and opening for the likes of Mobb Deep, Macklemore, and Diddy.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Mobb Deep

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Good Taste: Barbeque: the great American equalizer, especially on the Fourth

The Fourth of July is arguably the biggest barbeque day of the year in America. For those fortunate enough to have the holiday, or maybe even a long weekend off, there's a pretty standard way to pass the day that includes praying for sunshine, lounging on a beach or boat, fireworks, and of course, throwing meat on a grill.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Fire, Oak Bluffs, MA

JD Supra

Advertising Law - June 2014 #4

The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement - which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline - reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges their advertising was false and deceptive.


Related Topix: Twitter, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Fast Company

This Audio Illusion Reveals A Funny Quirk About Your Brain

Remember the triumph you felt in elementary school when you figured out that the optical illusion was both a rabbit and a duck ? See if you're so smug after listening to this audio illusion: The recording is an astonishing demonstration of how your brain uses prior information to make sense of the world.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Business News

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Wave

Venice Beach Freakshow is a family affair

In 2006, Todd Ray, along with his wife, Danielle, and now 21-year-old daughter, Asia, and 18-year-old son, Phoenix, opened the Venice Beach Freak-show.


Related Topix: Freakshow, Entertainment, Television, Los Angeles, CA, Latin, Hip-Hop, Ali, Santa Monica, CA

Sydney Morning Herald

No more Beastie Boys but Mike D is still thriving

It always seemed inevitable but this week Michael ''Mike D'' Diamond confirmed what fans of his band had feared since the death of Adam ''MCA'' Yauch from cancer in 2012: Beastie Boys are no more.


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Monster, Human Resources

Sun Jun 22, 2014


Sunday Cinema | Beastie Boys Hang With MTV In 1992

Considering the commercial success the Beastie Boys achieved at the beginning of their career with Licence To Ill in 1986 and after breaking through to the mainstream again in 1994 with Ill Communication and most of the albums that followed, it's hard to believe there was a time when the pioneering hip-hop group were labeled commercial ... (more)


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Beastie Boys

Sat Jun 21, 2014


With Iraqi Influences, Biggie Babylon Delivers ExtraSpecialGood Hip-hop

Ever heard of hip-hop that was ExtraSpecialGood? To create such revered music, Los Angeles solo artist Biggie Babylon blends his Iraqi roots with a variety of hip-hop influences, from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Snoop Dogg to Beastie Boys, Tupac and Dr. Dre.


Related Topix: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Rap, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Eminem

Thu Jun 19, 2014


VidZone Update: Psy, Ariana Grande, Dillon Francis, More

Oooh what a big update we have for you this week! It's been an extremely busy time at VidZone HQ recently in preparing some truly excellent content for all of you.


Related Topix: Dance, PSY, Pop/Rock, Ariana Grande, Country, Hip-Hop

Sat Jun 14, 2014

Cool Hunting

Link About It: This Week's Picks : Gear Patrol's World Cup 2014...

Gear Patrol's World Cup 2014 primer, Mike D and Clare Vivier for Monster Children, a GoPro roller coaster ride and more in our weekly look at the web Known for women's accessories, designer Clare Vivier dropped her first line of men's goods in a somewhat unlikely collaboration with legendary NYC hip-hop godfather, Mike D of the Beastie Boys.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, University of Pittsburgh

Fri Jun 13, 2014

Daily Mail

Crumbs! Is that a Banksy? Artist trades her palette for a plate to...

'Our family does not condone violence or hatred': Father of Oregon high school shooter says his family are 'deeply confused and shocked' by son's deadly rampage in touching open letter Tisha Cherry has recreated art works by artists from Banksy to Andy Warhol, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe to Beyonce and Jay Z Tisha Cherry , a New Jersey-born ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Vocal, Marilyn Monroe, Life, Fruits, Food, Cookies, Dessert, Baked Goods, Hip-Hop

Brandon Sun

Chubby Checker wants Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to induct him soon or it can 'drop dead'

Chubby Checker wants the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to know it's time to induct him into its exclusive club before it's too late.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Chubby Checker, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop


Checker to Rock Hall: Induct me or 'drop dead'

"I don't want to get in there when I'm 85 years old. I'll tell them to drop dead, so you better do it quick while I'm still smiling," Checker said Thursday.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Chubby Checker, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop

Thu Jun 12, 2014


On This Day in Music...June 12th

Welcome back! You've come for the scoop about what happened On This Day in Music for June 12th? Let's do this! We shall begin just a year ago, where on June 12th, 2013, Ted Dwayne from Mumford and Sons had brain surgery! The bassist was in the hospital and had a brain clot removed, but only a few weeks later he was on stage with them for their ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop


Beastie Boys Could Win Infringement Lawsuit, Court Documents Suggest

A lawsuit targeting the Beastie Boys ' use of samples on their 1989 album Paul's Boutique could come out in the rap trio's favor, court documents suggest.


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Funk, Trouble Funk, Music, Entertainment


Hear Elvis Costello sing with his dad, Elmo, Beastie Boys and more before his solo show in Ann Arbor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Elvis Costello - born Declan Patrick MacManus, which sounds just a smidge more Irish, doesn't it? - will play a sold-out solo concert at the Michigan Theater on Friday at 8 p.m. After decades of producing hits like "Allison," " Peace, Love and Understanding," "Pump It Up," "Radio Radio," "Veronica" and ... (more)


Related Topix: Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, Ann Arbor, MI, Pop/Rock, Elvis Costello, Entertainment