Mike D and Ad-Rock are set to chart the history of Beastie Boys in a new memoir.
The brats of hip hop, Beastie Boys transition from Def Jam novelties into one of the most groundbreaking forces in rap music remains inspiring. The death of MCA robbed the world of a genuinely great talent, but the group's legacy can be felt in all corner of the hip hop game.
Now the New York Times reports that the remaining members of the group are set to tell their story in a new memoir. Beastie Boys' rappers Mike D and Ad-Rock will open up to hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins, who intends the book to be "loosely structured as an oral history."
Set to be published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, the book is scheduled to be released in 2015. Publisher Julie Grau spoke to the New York Times, revealing that the pair were "interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience. There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up."
Meanwhile, Beastie Boys agent Luke Janklow compared the book to Grand Royal - the band's record label and music publication, which essentially placed their quirks, tastes and in-jokes down on paper.
Plans for the new book began some time ago, but were interrupted by the death of Adam Yauch. "After Yauch died, I didn’t push them" Janklow explained. "But I think that Adam and Mike ended up realizing that it was the right time for them".
Clash Magazine interviewed all three members of Beastie Boys for an exclusive cover feature back in 2009 - check it out HERE.
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