Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

8. Beastie BoysLicensed To Ill

It was awesome. I heard ‘Slow and Low’ way before I had ever seen them – before they had images to them; before I knew they were white guys. It didn’t matter, because they had an in depth understanding and a true genuine love for hip-hop. It was apparent. I had a friend Mark, who had a Hyundai car. His system was so good in that car, and that’s all he used to play. When I found out they were white, I loved it even more, because it turned me onto different types of music, like the Led Zeppelin sample on ‘Rhyming & Stealin’.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Baxter Dury, Scott Ian of Anthrax
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