One day before the death of Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch, the group was hit with a lawsuit over the use of samples on two of their most critically-acclaimed albums, “Paul’s Boutique” and “Licensed to Ill.”

*One day before the death of Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch, the group was hit with a lawsuit over the use of samples on two of their most critically-acclaimed albums, “Paul’s Boutique” and “Licensed to Ill.”

The suit, filed by the label Tuf America, alleges that the two albums illegally sample the 1982 songs “Drop the Bomb” and “Say What” from Washington DC’s go-go band Trouble Funk.

Both the Beasties and Capitol Records were named in the suit, according to Allhiphop.com.

The suit says “Licensed to Ill‘s” “Hold It Now Hit It” and “The New Style” and “Paul’s Boutique‘s” “Car Thief” snatching Trouble’s “Drop the Bomb,” and “Paul Boutique’s” “Shadrach” for stealing elements from “Say What.”

Listen to all songs involved below.



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