MUSIC: Party's Over

The Beastie Boys aren't as much fun as they used to be

Late last year, Mike D of the white rap trio Beastie Boys published a review of the rock band Soul Asylum that displayed about as much restraint as Jack Nicholson shows to motorists who cut him off in traffic. "White music by white people for white people," Mike D mockingly wrote about the band. "This is why most white people suck."

Of course, musicians should be judged by the music they make, not by their skin color, as Mike D should know better than anyone (he admits later in the article that "I can't defend what I've written here"). The Beasties...

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