Nonstop Disco Powerpack Click for Lyrics
First Appearance: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, April 2011
Written and Produced by: Beastie Boys Published by: Brooklyn Dust Music/Universal-Polygram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP) Recorded by: Beastie Boys, Jon Weiner, and Andre Kelman at Oscilloscope Laboratories Mixed by: Beastie Boys and Philippe Zdar at Electric Lady Studios, NYC; Assistant Mix Engineer: Pet Bischoff Mastered by: Vlado Meller at Universal Mastering Studios, NY; Assisted by Mark Santangelo
Behind the Beats and Lyrics...
- Murdalize - slang for "destroy"
- MC Whisperer - a play on "Dog Whisperer," a reality television series that follows Cesar Millan, who helps to rehabilitate dogs with behavioral problems
- King pin - a leader of a group of criminals
- Dutch - a Dutch Masters blunt, a style of cigar
- Cadillac - a luxury vehicle made by General Motors
- Pérignon - a brand of vintage champagne produced by Moët & Chandon
- Profiterole - a cream puff
- "Beat Bop" - a 1983 hip-hop single by Rammellzee and K-Rob; its cover was designed by Jean-Michel Basquiat
- Walkman - a Sony brand portable audio cassette (later, CD) player
- African Bam - short for Afrika Bambaataa, an American DJ who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop
- Beatsie Boys - another name for the Beastie Boys, possibly coined by Biz Markie; in addition to this song, the band refer to themselves as Beatsie Boys in "Root Down," "Putting Shame in Your Game," "All Lifestyles," and "Crawlspace"
Sample & Reference Breakdown
- "Bless the mic" - an expression meaning to rap with such skill that it inspires praise
- "Go commando" - an expression meaning not to wear underwear
- "Je m'appelle Michel Pérignon" - French for "My name is Michael Pérignon"; in this context, Mike D is referring to himself as fine champagne. Name play is a common device Mike uses in songs. On Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Mike is Mike Dino in "Make Some Noise" and "Long Burn the Fire," Michel Pérignon in "Nonstop Disco Powerpack," and Mike Bazzini in "Long Burn the Fire." In "B Boys in the Cut," Mike explains: "I switch up my name pretty much how I like."
- "Still got mad love for a record called 'Beat Bop'" - Adam Yauch shows love for the influential song "Beat Bop" by Rammellzee and K-Rob; in "B-Boys Makin' with the Freak Freak," Beastie Boys also show love for Rammellzee and K-Rob ("Sending this one out to K-Rob and Rammellzee")
- "S to the P the double O-N-Y" - a reference to Spoonie Gee, one of the earliest rap artists; in the song "New Rap Language" by Treacherous Three, Spoonie Gee spells out his name as "S-P-O-O-N-Y Gee"
- "We gonna rock the house until the break of dawn" - lyrics refer to those in "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang ("The beat don't stop until the break of dawn")
- Given the reference to Spoonie Gee, the lyrical inspiration for this song is likely "New Rap Language" by Treacherous Three ("Let's rock, y'all, and don't stop/Ya keep on and shock the house/Because we rock non-stop").
No Known Performances in Concert.