This book is the long-awaited memoir from influential and renowned musician Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D of the Beastie Boys. It chronicles his life from early childhood to the band’s meteoric rise to fame in the 1980s and 1990s, featuring never before seen photos and artwork throughout. This unique volume pays homage to their famed album Paul’s Boutique – released 30 years ago this year – by weaving together personal stories around its creation with reminiscences about touring The world as one of rap music’s most groundbreaking acts.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for diehard Beastie Boys fans who want to know more about the band’s history and how they rose to fame. It also features never before seen photos and artwork, which makes it a must-have for any fan of the group.
- The author writes vividly about his personal experiences.
- The book explores the creation of one of the Beastie Boys’ most well-known albums.
- It is filled with never before seen photos and artwork from throughout Diamond’s life.
- There might not be enough Beastie Boys content to satisfy fans of the band.
- The book may read like a long, self-indulgent Facebook post.
- It could be dry and boring for those who are not hardcore music fans.
Learn more about the author
Michael Diamond is an American musician, artist, and actor. He first came to fame as one of the three founding members of the Beastie Boys – a hip hop group that has sold over 40 million records worldwide.
“An entertaining, insightful read not just for Beastie Boys fans, but anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop and underground music.”
“If you love the Beastie Boys, read this book. If you’re curious about who they are and how they started, read this book. If celebrity memoirs bore you or if music bores you, don’t read this book.”
“It’s MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D like you’ve never seen them before.”
“This is a must read for any fan of the Beastie Boys. Mike provides an intimate look at his life and how the band came to be. The stories are engaging and provide great insights into their music.”