500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Beastie Boys, 'License to Ill'
500
219/500

219. Beastie Boys, 'License to Ill'

Def Jam, 1986

Recorded when the New York rap trio were barely out of high school, Licensed to Ill remains a revolutionary combination of hip-hop beats, metal riffs and some of the most exuberant, unapologetic smart-aleck rhymes ever made. It became the bestselling rap album of the Eighties.

Back to Top