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Run-D.M.C. helped the Beastie Boys write “Paul Revere”

Run-D.M.C. helped the Beastie Boys write their 1986 single “Paul Revere”

Run-D.M.C. helped The Beastie Boys write the third single from their debut album, 1986’s, “Paul Revere.”

As listed in Licensed to Ill‘s liner notes, “Paul Revere” was written by Adam Horovitz, Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Rick Rubin. Rick Rubin and the Beastie Boys produced the song together.

The single “Paul Revere” peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs but the album Licensed to Ill became the first hip-hop album to top the Billboard 200.

Licensed to Ill is certified diamond.

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