Today´s positive/magic song is Beastie Boys “Shake Your Rump” from their second studio album “Paul’s Boutique” released on July 25, 1989 by Capitol Records. Produced by the Dust Brothers, the album is composed almost entirely from samples, and was recorded over two years at Matt Dike’s apartment and the Record Plant in Los Angeles.

“Paul’s Boutique” did not match the sales of the Beastie Boys’ 1986 debut “Licensed to Ill”, and was promoted minimally by Capitol. However, it became recognized as the group’s breakthrough achievement, with its innovative lyrical and sonic style earning them a position as critical favorites within the hip-hop community. Sometimes described as the “Sgt. Pepper of hip-hop”, “Paul’s Boutique” has since been placed on several lists of the greatest albums of all time, and is viewed by many critics as a landmark album in hip hop. The album received a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America on September 22 of its release year; it went on to sell over 2 million copies by January 1999 and was certified double platinum. The album was re-released in a 20th anniversary package remastered in 24-bit audio and featuring a commentary track on January 27, 2009.

Beastie Boys has a special place in my music heart as they blew my mind with their debut album “Licensed to Ill” back in 1986 and I became an instant lifelong fan. They matured with “Paul’s Boutique” and their later albums, but as mentioned I think as well that “Paul’s Boutique” is an underrated hip hop milestone which I thought already back in 1989. Rest in peace Adam “MCA” Yauch 1964–2012. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayFortynine

 

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The cover subject of Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” inspires a mural from artist Danielle Mastrion. A New York City store featured on the cover of the the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique album inspired a mural that will be created on the storefront. The album, which turned 25 on July 25, inspired artist Danielle Mastrion to create the work, which will be featured on the Manhattan corner of Rivington and Ludlow.

Paul’s Boutique features the singles “Shake Your Rump” and “Hey Ladies.” In 2009, when Paul’s Boutique was reissued, the album earned a 5 X out of 5 rating from HipHopDX. In July 2013, producer Rick Rubin spoke about Paul’s Boutique and the impact the album had. “I think in some ways [their sophomore album] Paul’s Boutique was a reaction to Licensed To Ill, because I think they wanted to do something different, and I think Pauls Boutique, in their mind, was different,” Rubin said at the time. “I remember hearing Paul’s Boutique and it blowing my mind. “I really loved it,” he added. “I thought it was the future. When it came out, it wasnt very well-received, but it was really a brilliant album.” (via HipHop DX)

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