Language: English, Dolby Digital
Run Time: 38mins
Region: Playable All Regions
Plot: A brief video collection from rap’s highly influential, pop-culture-spewing white trio, the Beastie Boys (Skills to Pay the Bills and Sabotagefollowed in 1992 and 1994, respectively). Made primarily to capitalize on the overnight success of their platinum-selling album, Licensed to Ill, this compilation captures the Beasties in the obnoxious, frat-boy stage of their career. Brief interludes between the exaggerated, often-humorous videos–“Rhymin’ and Stealin’,” “Hold It Now, Hit It,” “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn,” “She’s on It,” “She’s Crafty,” and the megahit single, “Fight for Your Right (to Party)”–show the B-Boys clowning, posturing, drinking, taunting, and partying both onstage and off. For hard-core fans, this collection is essential; for other music fans, it represents an interesting look back at the early, immature persona of a band that later dropped the self-parody shtick and evolved into one of the most important rap acts of the ’90s.