Let the Record Show, the crate-dug interview series in which artists discuss their favorite songs of all time as the tracks spin on vinyl, continues its third season today, as hosts Mike Pizzo and Warren Peace speak with original Beastie Boys jockey of discs, DJ Hurricane.
Backing the group during arguably their greatest era, from 1986 – 1997, Hurricane watched the band transform from the beer-drinking, breath-stinking, glue-sniffing Def Jam hip-hop trio to the multi-instrumentalist, genre-bending, Grand Royal rap activists they are known as today.
Growing up alongside Jam Master Jay, Hurricane was also present for the formation of Run-D.M.C. As hosts Mike Pizzo and Warren Peace dig up obscure vinyl pressings of some Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C. classics, Hurricane pulls the curtain back on the early history of both groups. Hurricane also touches upon foundational hip-hop classics, breaks, and samples throughout his song selections.