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First-ever photo book for the Beastie Boys to be released by "Sabotage" director Spike Jonze's personal photos of the hip-hop trio.

Spike Jonze has had a long friendship with the Beastie Boys and has had worked with them on many occasions.  Now Spike brings us this book that collects for the first time more than two hundred of his personal photographs of his time spent with the Beastie Boys. Edited and with an afterword by Jonze, and including new texts by the Beastie Boys themselves Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, this book shows the greatest act of the hip hop generation in their finest colours as only a close friend could see them--from going on stage at Lollapalooza to writing together at Mike D's apartment; getting into character for a video to dressing up as old men to hit the basketball court; recording an album in the studio in Los Angeles to goofing around the streets of New York.

“When they met for the first time in Los Angeles in 1993, the Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze were rising stars of their respective fields – the golden ages of both east coast hip hop and MTV. Immediately a connection formed between the three MCs and the young filmmaker, which has lasted throughout their careers,” Rizzoli said of Beastie Boys.

The book will be out on 17th March 2020.



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By Rodney Agha

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