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She's Crafty Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Licensed to Ill LP 1986
Written by: Beastie Boys/Rick Rubin
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Rick Rubin, co-produced by Beastie Boys. Engineered by Steve Ett, mastered by Howie Weinberg. Originally released under Def Jam Recordings, a division of CBS/Columbia Records.

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...


  • "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin from the album Houses of the Holy (1973)


  • Eighth and Forty Deuce - 8th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan; Forty Deuce is also referenced in "Hold It Now Hit It" and "The New Style"
  • Sabrett - a famous New York hot dog street vendor

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • The primary sample is "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin



"[An] invigorating example of the superior rap music the Beasties could make in their sleep that still sounds fresh today" - excerpted from Rhyming & Stealing: A History of the Beastie Boys by Angus Batey, 1998

"[A] high-octane jam, fueled by a spot-on Led Zeppelin sample" - excerpted from Rock-The Essential Album Guide by Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz, 1999

"[A] riff-heavy panty-raid soundtrack" - excerpted from The Vibe Story of Hip-Hop by Alan Light, 1999


Released Versions:

She's Crafty
She's Crafty (Instrumental)
She's Crafty (Live)
She's Crafty (Video Version)


Performed in 16 known Concerts.

First known Performance:
26-Dec-1986 : Ritz, The, New York, NY, United States

Last known Performance:
20-Aug-1987 : Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, United States

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