500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Beastie Boys, 'License to Ill'

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.

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