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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...
- "Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller from the album Fly Like an Eagle (1976)
- "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby" by Barry White from the album I've Got So Much to Give (1973)
- "Gucci Time" by Schoolly D from the single "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?/ Gucci Time" (1985)
- "Theme from Mister Ed"
- "Theme from Green Acres"
- "Down on the Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival from the album Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
- "Custard Pie" by Led Zeppelin from the album Physical Graffiti (1975)
- "Boogie on Reggae Woman" by Stevie Wonder from the album Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
- Chivas - a brand of scotch whiskey; also referenced in "Brass Monkey"
- Miller - a popular American brand of beer; also referenced in "Posse in Effect," "Slow Ride," and "Hold It Now Hit It"
- Monkey - short for "Brass Monkey," an alcoholic drink comprised of rum, vodka, and orange juice
- Gucci - luxury brand of fashion clothing and accessories
- Phyllis Diller (1917-2012) - an American actress and comedienne who was popular in the 60's and 70's
- Mr. Ed - famous talking horse of the television show Mister Ed (1958-1966); also referenced in "Hold It Now Hit It"
- Forty of O.E. - 40 oz. Old English Malt Liquor
Sample & Reference Breakdown
- "I'm cool, calm, collected/From class I was ejected" - possible reference to "Cool, Calm, and Collected" by the Rolling Stones
- "Cold chillin' on the spot at the microphone stand" - "Cold Chillin' in the Spot" is a 12-inch single by Jazzy Jay (featuring Russell Rush), released on the Def Jam label in 1985
- "Lookin' at my Gucci, it's about that time" - a sample from "Gucci Time" by Schoolly D
- "I'm Mr. Ed...the famous Mr. Ed" - a sample from the "Theme from Mister Ed"
Performed in 165 known Concerts.
First known Performance:
06-Jan-1986 : Adelphia University Garden City, Long Island, NY, United States
Last known Performance:
04-Sep-2007 : Brixton Academy, London, England