The Beastie Boys were an incredibly impactful group operating in New York during the 1980s. Despite the absolute supremacy of Run-DMC at the time, the Beastie Boys were a highly prevalent group with a very loyal fanbase. Comprised of Michael ‘Mike D’ Diamond, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch and Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz, akin to Run-DMC, the trio brought the genres of rock and hip-hop together in a clever way and made an indelible mark on the culture.
The collective was formed in 1978, and by the mid-’80s, they had quickly risen to the top of the charts, and until the late 1990s, they remained a powerful force in hip-hop. However, aside from their well-known projects such as, Licensed To Ill and Paul’s Boutique, in a recent interview, Ad-Rock revealed that the collective still have an unreleased album hiding away.
During an appearance on the Kreative Kontrol Podcast with Vish Khanna, when asked about new music, the Manhattan emcee revealed, “We actually have a whole full album. I’m not even kidding. I can’t disclose, but I can tell you, with all honesty, there is a whole other album!”
In 2011, the trio released their album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. However, in 2012 MCA of the trio passed away. But Ad-Rock was more than happy to disclose that they had already recorded a sequel to the album before its release.
Speaking about random singles they had recorded over the years, Horovitz told Khanna, “We have a bunch of rap songs also that never came out, but the bulk of it is stoner jams.” He added, “I don’t know if the world really needs that right now, but maybe they want it I don’t know. They’re going to get it, at some point, because I’m going to put it out.”
Towards the end of the interview, Horovitz admitted that he makes solo music on his computer every day. However, he didn’t signal that he has any plans to release that material soon.
You can listen to Ad-Rock speak about the trios secret album below.