Extract: The Beastie Boys hit London, 1986 – ‘Yauch taught Mick Jones how to play Clash City Rockers’

In this extract from Beastie Boys Book, Adam Horovitz recalls three young rap hooligans on the loose in the UK capital

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So… early 1986. We all go to London.

Def Jam signed a distribution deal with CBS UK, and there’s gonna be a big party to launch this “hot” new rap record label into the United Kingdom.

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