Pass the Mic

Pass the Mic

Beastie Boys

“Pass the Mic” is Track 3 on Beastie Boys' third (full-length) LP Check Your Head. It was recorded and mixed at G-Son Studios, Atwater Village, CA,Co-produced by Beastie Boys & Mario C with Mario C acting as engineer. After sequencing at PCP Labs, “Pass the Mic” was issued as the first single, on April 7, 1992, two weeks ahead of the album release on 4.21.1992.

Samples include:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7vqs7_james-newton-choir_music *Fun Fact: The 6-note flute sample from “Choir” led James Newton to sue for copyright infringement. The Ninth Circuit found that the Beastie Boys had not infringed on James Newton’s music in the case Newton v. Diamond LLC BMG.

Pass the Mic“ was performed live in 203 known concerts.