Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Beastie Boys stream new album


The legendary rap trio the Beastie Boys. (Amber Novak/The Washington Post)
In the penultimate stage of the elaborate rollout of their latest album, the Beastie Boys have released a streaming version of their full album “The Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2” online. The album goes on sale May 3. On the band’s Tumblr, the “management” writes:

Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the “clean” version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony.

Earlier this month, the band released a star-studded music video in tribute of their iconic hit “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party),” with guest appearances by Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Chole Sevigny and Susan Sarandon. And Saturday night, the boys streamed their album from Madison Square Garden by placing a boombox at center court and playing the album to a mostly empty auditorium.

So, get ready for some New York rap stylings by clicking over here, but be warned the music does have some filthy dirty nasty words. It is the Beastie Boys, even after all these years.

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