The band began back in 1979 and they came into the industry as a hardcore punk band. They were lucky enough to first appear on the compilation cassette titled New York Thrash where they were first heard. A short while after, they came back into the entertainment scene with their own EP recording titled Polly Wog Stew which was in 1982. after this release, they gradually began receiving a stint of success both locally and their sound also went international. They began venturing into an experimental blend of hip hop which saw them release Cooky Puss. It’s success convinced them to make the transition to hip hop an by 1984, they had successful twelve inch singles which they followed with their debut album titled Licensed to III which came out in 1986. By this time, their success was over the roof as they received global critical acclaim. Ever since those yester years, their success has been unmatched as they have had millions of album sales both in the U.S. and internationally.
They boosted their popularity by coming up with their brand of tee shirts that were well received by their fans. Their success has seen the increase in popularity of the band’s t-shirts as no one wants to be left behind when it comes to donning any of the many magnificent Beastie Boys t shirts. The shirts have clear representations of the band’s music, images of the band performing, successful album titles and single titles, messages, quotes and symbols that the band would like the fans to associate with. All of these have seen a great work of art being reflected on the band’s tees as they are all amazingly designed.