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Licensed to Ill
Licensed to Ill
Studio album by Beastie Boys

Released

15 November 1986

Recorded

1986

Genre

Hip hop, rap rock

Length

44:33

Label

Def Jam, Columbia

Producer

Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin

Beastie Boys chronology

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Licensed to Ill is the debut album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released in 1986 on Def Jam Recordings and Columbia Records. It was the first hip hop album to top the Billboard album chart. It is also one of Columbia Records' fastest-selling debut records to date, and has sold over nine million copies in the United States.

The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1987, and was eventually certified 9x multi-platinum in 2001. The single "Brass Monkey" was certified Gold for shipment of 500,000 sales. In 1998, it was selected by The Source as one of the 100 Best Albums.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by Rick Rubin and Beastie Boys. All songs performed by Beastie Boys.

No. Title Writer(s) Time
1. "Rhymin' and Stealin'" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 4:08
2. "The New Style" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 4:36
3. "She's Crafty" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 3:35
4. "Posse in Effect" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 2:27
5. "Slow Ride" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 2:56
6. "Girls" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 2:14
7. "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 3:28
8. "No Sleep till Brooklyn" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 4:07
9. "Paul Revere" Horovitz, McDaniels, Rubin, Summons 3:41
10. "Hold It Now, Hit It" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 3:26
11. "Brass Monkey" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 2:37
12. "Slow and Low" McDaniels, Rubin, Simmons 3:38
13. "Time to Get Ill" Diamond, Horovitz, Rubin, Yauch 3:37

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