The Culture Corner: Celebrating 25 years of Beastie Boys' 'Hello Nasty' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast We dig into a genre-defying album that captured the feel of the final years of the 20th century.

The Culture Corner: Celebrating 25 years of Beastie Boys' 'Hello Nasty'

The Culture Corner: Celebrating 25 years of Beastie Boys' 'Hello Nasty'

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Beastie Boys at Club Citta in Kawasaki, Japan, in September 1992. Masao Nakagami/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Beastie Boys at Club Citta in Kawasaki, Japan, in September 1992.

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  • "Body Movin' "
  • "Intergalactic"
  • "Three MCs and One DJ"
  • "And Me"

"Intergalactic" by Beastie Boys is now considered a classic, but imagine how weird it must have sounded when it came out 25 years ago?

At the end of the '90s, Beastie Boys released their album Hello Nasty, a record that mashed up hip-hop and alternative rock. World Cafe correspondent John Morrison says it completely defied genres at the time.

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"Hello Nasty perfectly captures that feeling of the last couple of years of the 20th century, not to be hyperbolic about it," Morrison says.

In this edition of The Culture Corner, we dig into Hello Nasty as it turns a quarter century old.

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