Hello Brooklyn

Hello Brooklyn

Beastie Boys

“Hello Brooklyn" is the fifth section of “B-Boy Bouillabaisse” and, according to a breakdown of the album by KEXP-FM in 2015, is the only one recorded in a different location than the other tracks. It is the oldest track on Paul’s Boutique, with its roots going back to 1987. The beat was made with Ad-Rock’s Roland TR-808 drum machine.

In 2007, Jay-Z heavily sampled this song in his collaboration with Lil Wayne titled “Hello Brooklyn 2.0”.

Samples include:

  • Folsom Prison Blues“ by Johnny Cash, from the album, With His Hot and Blue Guitar (1957)

  • Breathe“ by Pink Floyd, from the album, Dark Side Of The Moon (1973).

Hello Brooklyn“ was performed in 15 known concerts.