Licensed to Ill is the debut album by the Beastie Boys, released in 1986. It is the first rap LP to top the Billboard 200 chart. It also peaked at #2 on the Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart. It is Columbia Records' fastest selling debut record to date and sold over five million copies. Background Produced by Rick Rubin & Beastie Boys Kerry King of Slayer made an appearance on the album playing lead guitar on "No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn", and appeared in the music video, which is a parody of glam metal.
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