Today in Hip Hop History: The Beastie Boys Released Their ‘Check Your Head’ LP 31 Years Ago


31 years ago today, Beastie Boys released their third studio album, Check Your Head, released on Capitol Records.

This was a return to their punk rock roots after the few releases they had before this LP. They were back to playing their own instruments on this particular project, which gave it that organic feel they wanted. This was the album that made sure they would stick around and help them become a household name.

It was also the album that returned them Billboard’s Top 10 album chart, and most importantly, it introduced them to a demographic that critics claimed was not listening to their sound anymore. “Check Your Head” only further cemented the Beastie Boys’ name in Hip Hop history!