30 Years Ago Today – The Beastie Boys ‘License To Ill’ Become Raps First #1 LP (Watch “Hold It Now, Hit It” Video)

30 years ago today (3/7/87), The Beastie Boys became the first rap act to have a No.1 album in the US with their debut album, Licensed To Ill. The album spun off two Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, the No. 7 smash “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” and the No. 48-peaking “Brass Monkey.” Other tracks from that monumental set also saturated radio, such as “Fight’s” B-side “Paul Revere,” “Hold It Now, Hit It,” “It’s the New Style” and “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.” Watch the video for “Hold It Now, Hit It” from ’87…

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