Beastie Boys Memoir In The Works

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The Beastie Boys will share their story as one of hip-hop’s most legendary groups by releasing a memoir.

According to the NY Times, remaining members Mike D and Ad-Rock have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, for a book “celebrating their history and aesthetic.” The memoir is untitled currently and is slated for release in the fall of 2015.

According to the publisher, the Beastie Boys are “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience.” Veteran journalist Sacha Jenkins will serve as editor.

The Beastie Boys signed to Def Jam in 1984 and released Licensed to Ill, which included hits like “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party,” “Brass Monkey,” “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” and “She’s Crafty.”

In 2012, right after the group was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, group member Adam Yauch aka MCA lost his life to cancer. The tragic news sent the hip-hop and pop world reeling. “Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world, and I think it’s obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others,” Eminem said in a statement to MTV News. “They are trailblazers and pioneers, and Adam will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, Mike D., and Ad-Rock.”