Editor’s note: This post originally published in 2013.
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Little by Listen, where we explore deep into the galaxy for the best space songs of all-time. Alfonso Cuaron’s brilliant and frightening new film Gravity inspired this list, which got us thinking about the surprising surplus of great galactic tunes. So without further ado, our voyage begins.
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The creators of a new bread of hip hop, re-innovators of the sample, and the only reason Brooklyn ever became cool in the first place. The Beastie Boys launched their debut album in 1986, and they have been rhymin & stealin ever since. In fact, “Rhymin & Stealin” itself (the opening track off their debut album, License to Ill ) does a pretty good job of describing The Beasties. There is no better move to make you seem like a badass than using the drum intro to Led Zeppelins “When the Levee Breaks” as the intro to you opening song on your debut album. If the rumors are true, they are still being sued over some of the samples used in both License to Ill as well as Paul’s Boutique.
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1999: A Small Grammy Miracle
In the past week, a lot of venom has been aimed at the Grammy’s, and I am generally in full agreement of Todd and Wes’ remarks. But, I must give credit where credit is due and recognize that The Grammy’s supplied me with what was a fantastic primer in hip-hop at a pretty young age. Here is a little background.
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