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

Run-D.M.C. helped The Beastie Boys write the third single from their , 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 and the produced the song together.

The single “Paul Revere” peaked at No. 34 on the  Hot /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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Travis Scott’s “3500” was originally for Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ album

Travis Scott’s “3500” was originally for Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ album

MC Lyte was the first female rapper to perform at the White House

MC Lyte was the first female rapper to perform at the White House