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Big-Screen Beasties

The hip-hop party group gets political in fan-shot concert film.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/bigscreen_beasties_20060331

You've probably never thought about what the music of the Beastie Boys and grandma's kugel have in common. Both artistic endeavors call for a recipe with a whole cup of spunk, a teaspoon of social and cultural justice and more than a pinch of love mixed in for the perfect consistency. With a new live concert movie, "Awesome: I F****** Shot That," coming out in theatres in Los Angeles today, the once seemingly party-driven, white hip-hop group from New York has learned to wear all their outfits well, from their early days as prankster punk rockers standing on top of their Bronx soap box, to their time as hip-hoppin' haters of war and injustice standing on top of the prestigious stage at Madison Square Garden.

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