Urban Blight is a New York City band who perform crossover music, which encompasses elements of reggae, ska, new jack swing, and hip hop. They were most active as a band in the early 1980s; however, they still perform shows on occasion today.
On October 26, 1984, Urban Blight headlined a concert at the Ritz in New York City and invited Beastie Boys to open. The two bands maintained a friendship. Two years later, Beastie Boys asked several members of Urban Blight--Keene Carse, Danny Lipman, and Tony Orbach--to play horns and percussion on "Slow Ride" on Licensed to Ill.
In 1997, Carse contributed the trombone part on Hello Nasty's "Song for the Man."