Thanks to the wonders of the internet, a couple weeks ago I got a copy of To The 5 Boroughs, the new Beastie Boys album. It’s not much of a growth for them, sounding a lot like their previous record Hello Nasty. Most of the songs are somewhat forgettable, but MCA gets props for the following rhyme in It Takes Time to Build:
We got a president we didn’t elect,
The Kyoto Treaty he decided to neglect…
I never thought environmental treaties would make it into mainstream hip-hop songs, but the Beasties proved me wrong.