Bad Brains, back with their first album post-Adam Yauch-produced Build a Nation, pay homage to the late Beastie Boy here a few times, including the featured lyric. While BB may be progenitors of hardcore, the game has changed; they sound tamer than their new peers but the unique harmonies do shine.
Riff by Karl Ernest
Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.