25 years ago today, Beastie Boys released their fourth album Ill Communication, a mature musical opus that took them beyond the confines of frat boy rap and struck a chord with listeners around the world.
To celebrate the anniversary of the record, which included the likes of 'Sure Shot,' 'Flute Loop' and the iconic 'Sabotage,' surviving members Ad-Rock and Mike D have shared a mini documentary titled Still Ill, compiling archival footage from around the time of Ill Communication's creative stages as well as recent interviews from SXSW, offering an insight into the making of the band's musical maturity.
The documentary, which also features interviews with the band's longtime engineer Mario Caldato Jr. (aka the infamous Mario C) and “Money” Mark Nishita (the band's touring/studio keyboard player) was produced in conjunction with Amazon Music, and can be watched in its entirety below.
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