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  1. Run-DMC, Ralph McDaniels & Teddy Tedd Mourn Larry SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | HipHopDx

    Hip Hop is mourning the loss of producer Larry Smith , who passed away yesterday after years of ailing health due to a stroke he suffered in 2007. The Queens, New York native was a self-taught bass player who is widely credited for bridging the gap of production sound traits from the first and second generations of Rap, from the late '70s of Rap's 'Disco Era' to the then-'New School' sounds of the mid-'80s through his work with Run-DMC, Kurtis Blow and Whodini , among others.


  2. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe feat. Roosevelt Collier Set for Boulder Theater in FebruaryRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 |

    ... of "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, "Hang Me Up To Dry" by Cold War Kids and "Sure Shot" by The Beastie Boys. The first single "My Baby," features Nicki Bluhm on vocals. In Denson's own words: "We've finally figured out how to capture in ...


  3. Mexican rock and hip-hop find love worldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Charlotte Observer

    ... potty-mouthed raps, politically slanted anthems and irresistibly catchy funk n' punk, Mexico's answer to the Beastie Boys has managed to court controversy while collecting five Latin Grammys – its latest for 2014's "Agua Maldita." The ...


  4. Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy Company - USDC, S.D. New York, December 4, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 |

    Following jury verdict in favor of Beastie Boys on copyright infringement and Lanham Act claims, district court denies defendant Monster Energy Company's motions for judgment as matter of law, for new trial, and for reduction in damages, finding that trial evidence supported jury's findings of willful infringement, as well as false endorsement and intentional deception in violation of Lanham Act. This ruling on post-trial motions follows protracted litigation between the Beastie Boys and Monster Energy Company, arising out of Monster's creation and dissemination of a promotional video that contained portions of five Beastie Boys songs.


  5. Jay-Z Gets Single-Syllable Sample Lawsuit DismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | FindLaw

    ... at issue in the lawsuit against Jay-Z, reports The Huffington Post. TufAmerica also filed suit against the Beastie Boys in 2012 , alleging the group illegally sampled copyrighted music on the 1986 album "License to Ill" and the 1989 album "Paul's ...


  6. Neon Beige takes Monty into hip-hop territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Pique News Magazine

    ... up to Neon Beige. In 2011 I was connecting with the hip-hop community in town and shortly after, MCA from the Beastie Boys passed away. So I was listening to a lot of music and was inspired to write something in the realm." But a change is as good ...


  7. Common Builds His Ultimate Emcee + Talks Hip Hop & RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 |

    ... genre will take away from the original spirit of Hip Hop. He points to how 1980's acts like Slick Rick and the Beastie Boys represented the culture, but they were not from the streets. "Hip Hop can definitely be inclusive of all races and still keep ...


  8. Primer: Load BRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Willamette Week

    Sounds like: A rap-game John Belushi busting into a church party with strippers, guns and a plate of drugs. For fans of: Odd Future, early Eminem, Ghostface Killah, Licensed to Ill -era Beastie Boys, Lil B, M.O.P. Why your care: What happens when Portland hip-hop stops being polite and starts getting nasty? Load B, that's what.


  9. Strange AllianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Colorado Springs Independent

    'You need a huge band when you got huge plans," raps Murs on "My Own Parade," shouting out his collaborators, live hip-hop crew Mayday! on their new disc Mursday! The sextet is known as the house band for Tech N9ne's label, Strange Music, and there seemed no better way to welcome new labelmate Murs into the fold than with a joint joint. Murs first teamed with them on the chunky track, "Hardcore Bitches," off Mayday!'s own Strange Music debut, 2012's Take Me to Your Leader.


  10. Flinn Broadcasting Throwback Hip HopRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | PRLog US Entertainment

    PRLog - Dec. 8, 2014 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- December 7, 2014 Flinn Broadcasting is proud to announce the launch of a brand new radio station in Memphis.


  11. Beastie Boys: Judge Backs Band; Monster Energy Drink Has to Pay UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | WebProNews

    The Beastie Boys sued Monster Beverage Corporation, the energy drink maker, earlier this year. At issue was a promotional video that Monster put together that prominently featured the Beastie Boys' music.The Beastie Boys won that lawsuit.


  12. Judge: Beastie Boys $1.7M copyright-infringement verdict standsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Big News

    A New York federal judge refused to dismiss the Beastie Boys' $1.7 million verdict against Monster Beverage Corp. after a jury found the energy drink maker illegally used the hip-hop group's music in a promotional video. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer agreed with the jury's June decision that Monster "recklessly disregarded the possibility that the video infringed on the Beastie Boys' copyrights and that its infringement therefore was willful."


  13. New James Murphy music revealed in first trailer for 'While We're Young' - watchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | NME

    The first trailer for new film While We're Young , featuring an original score from James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, has been revealed. The film is directed by Noah Baumbach and also sees Beastie Boys' Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horowitz play a supporting role.


  14. Beastie Boys lawsuit: $1.7 million lawsuit stands, Monster video infringed musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 |

    A New York jury on Thursday awarded the surviving members of the Beastie Boys $1.7 million in a copyright case against Monster Energy drink. Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond appeared in a New York court last week seeking more than... A Beastie Boys lawsuit was upheld this week in a New York court of law.


  15. Beastie Boys' Monster copyright infringement case win is upheld by judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | NME

    A judge has upheld Beastie Boys ' $1.7 million copyright lawsuit win against the Monster Beverage Corp. The case centred on a video created by the corporation which used five Beastie Boys songs in a "Beastie Boys Megamix" and flashed the message "RIP MCA" on screen to promote a show in 2012 without the band's knowledge or permission. The late Adam 'MCA' Yauch stated in his will that his likeness or art, including his work with the Beastie Boys, was not to be used for advertising purposes.


  16. Beastie Boysa $1.7M verdict against Monster standsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | New York Post

    From left: Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys arrive at the 11th Annual Webby Awards in 2007. A federal judge on Thursday refused to throw out Beastie Boys' $1.7 million jury verdict against Monster Beverage over the energy drink company's use of the hip-hop group's music in a promotional video without permission.


  17. Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts in 'While We're Young' comedy trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts refused to act their age in the trailer of "While We're Young" . The actors played an aging married couple who felt energized after meeting a disarming young couple, AceShowbiz said.


  18. UPDATE 1-Judge will not void Beastie Boys verdict over Monster energy videoRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Reuters

    A federal judge on Thursday refused to throw out Beastie Boys' $1.7 million jury verdict against Monster Beverage Corp over the energy drink company's use of the hip-hop group's music in a promotional video without permission. In a 69-page decision, U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said there was "ample basis" to believe the video could confuse people into believing incorrectly that Beastie Boys, a 2012 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had endorsed Monster energy drinks.


  19. The Muppets Cover Naughty By Nature - "Hip Hop Hooray"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Live Music Blog

    You probably saw this genius mashup of The Muppets and the Beastie Boys classic, "So What'cha Want" , a few months ago, and today the same guy is back with a send up of a new cast of Muppet characters rapping along to "Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty By Nature .


  20. Live Music: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; Strangled Darlings; Highbeams; LunacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Charleston City Paper

    ... a type of Americana they like to call graveyard stomp. "The childhood influences of bands like Tom Waits, the Beastie Boys, and The Pogues led to some of the more dissonant tones," says cellist Jess Anderly. "But the other source for the sound of ...