knapplc wrote:REM without question. They made the college music scene what it is today. The Beasties followed along in the footsteps of others - REM were pioneers of their genre.
No way Beastie Boys followed in tohers steps. They helped Pioneer rap, and they did their own thing with rap. That statement is just a lie.
So you're saying rap didn't exist before the Beasties created it? You know that's not true. All the Beasties did was make it more acceptable to Whites because they're White (well, that's not all
they did, but that was their major contribution).
When I think of Rap pioneers I think of Grandmaster Flash, The Sugarhill Gang and Run-D.M.C., not the Beasties.