Musical pioneers Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin recently sat down as part of Noisey‘s Back & Forth series to discuss the origins of the Beastie Boys, particularly the story behind their seminal anthem to debauchery, “Fight For Your Right To Party.” The Def Jam founders offer a unique insight into the history of the group, which particularly resonates after the sad passing of founding member Adam Yauch. If you’ve not seen the first installment of the duo’s revealing chat, then you can do so below.

Words by Alec Leach
Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin

What To Read Next