Beastie Boys "Too Many Rappers" released


Photo by Xavier (via Twitpic)

Today is the official release date of the new Beastie Boys single "Too Many Rappers" featuring Nas. An mp3 of the song is available to purchase and download at Amazon.com and iTunes. You can listen to a full stream of the song HERE.

Yay, nay, or what the hay? Share what you think of the new single in the comments.

29 comments:

2:23 AM Beeper said...

It's dope as fuck! Beastie Boys ought to team up with other rappers all the time.

2:45 AM Chris said...

I'm not really feeling it, but I love Nas and The Beastie Boys.

8:40 AM Penny said...

YAY x 1 million!!!! I <3 Beastie Boys!

Get well soon MCA. We love you!!

8:55 AM Beanie said...

real hip hop shit
reppin' nyc

9:01 AM Crabby Patty said...

I love the new song. I really like MCA's rhymes & I'm not saying so because of his news. When he says the line 'on and on until the crack of dawn' it takes us back to Pass the Mic. Past & present collide with a few words. Pretty cool.

Adrock's rhyme about the tartar sauce is hilarious.

9:04 AM Marco said...

It sounds way better than the leaked mp3.

9:41 AM Tigermama said...

I vote yay on this one. Truth be told though, I thought WTF at first. It's a grower.

10:03 AM Tweet said...

It's great to hear them doing their thing and reminding people what hip hop is about.

11:33 AM Spiffy D said...

Yeah I agree with Tigermama. It gets better after a few listens. Kind of hard to get the vibe at first.

It would be cool if they do more Nas collabos on other songs as well, perhaps in concert sometime, or remixes.

MCA - get better my man. We're all thinking of you boieeeeeeeeeee!

12:49 PM funkyfour said...

it's decent but a throwaway because they won't play it live again

12:50 PM Guest said...

After the first listen I'm diggin' it. I was mainly focused on the production side of the song because I thought TT5B was terrible in terms of mixing the sounds, voices and adding fx. I like the way their voices 'sit' well with all the other noises and like the 'sound' of it. Hope the rest of the album is mixed similarly.

12:59 PM Will said...

I agree the official release sounds a lot better than the leaked one. Is that Mike talking at the end of the song?

1:05 PM Lon Chaney said...

Not sure if it's true, but I heard they got a different engineer than the guy who did TT5B. Are there credits on the vinyl single? I haven't gotten mine in the mail yet.

1:14 PM frank said...

love the beasties. fuck cancer.

1:21 PM Penny said...

It sounds like Mike to me at the end.

2:12 PM Spiffy D said...

Hey I like the production on TT5B. I think it's a very well done album. Not my fave of course, but still quite good!

I frickin' LOVE Crawlspace and Hey Fuck You. That's good shit.

5:03 PM Emily said...

I like it a lot! Good work Beastie Boys and Nas!! I can't wait to see the video.

Stay strong MCA! Much love...

5:21 PM Kevin said...

I am still in shock about yesterday's news. It's hard to be happy about a new song. It seems unimportant now.

I was impressed with Too Many Rappers right after seeing the Bonnaroo video. The song has a positive energy and message even though some dissing is in there. It's not a throwaway. There's a possibility they could do the song live without Nas by changing up a lyric or two.

5:34 PM $$king said...

i don't like the computer sound. they're better with organic hip hop. but it's a dope track. i expect i'll enjoy the album

6:45 PM Chuck Z said...

da shit is hott

7:09 PM Pollywog Stu said...

Hip-hop has a pulse again.

7:44 PM Rick said...

“too many rappers and still not enough emcees” = truth

8:09 PM Marcus said...

I dig this collaboration. Too bad about MCA though...I hope it works out ok for him.

9:12 PM B-Boys#1fan said...

Adam/MCA~Get Well&Good Luck In Surgery!I'll be praying&thinking of you.
I LOVE YOU!

sniff*sniff*
i almost cried when i heard about this.

12:42 AM jeff said...

where's the full song? all i'm seeing is the 30 second snippet...

1:08 AM Hot Sauce said...

@Lon Chaney: The vinyl single comes in a plain die-cut sleeve. There's no additional info on it that you can't see in the photo in this post.

@Jeff: The IMEEM player embedded in this post contains the full song.

8:40 AM Brian said...

I'm digging the new song. It has such a good flow.

2:18 PM hero said...

i thought meh at first but i was listening to the leaked mp3. the real mp3 is shits better. i like it now. all the words in the song are true. beastie boys are teachers schoolin the rap world!!

1:21 AM Fittonia said...

I liked it when I was listening to a shitty mp3 and I like it even better now I've heard it right. This will keep me satisfied until HSC gets released or until Adrock puts out his country album.

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