Did you know that the Beastie Boys’ ‘Licensed to Ill’ was the the first Rap album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200?
‘Licensed to Ill’ was release on November 15 1986 and eventually rose to the top of the Billboard 200 on March 7th 1987. That feat earned the group the distinction of having the first Rap album to climb to #1 on the chart.
With the seven weeks at the summit of the Billboard 200 and an eventual nine million copies sold, ‘Licensed to Ill’ is ranked as one of the best-selling Rap albums of all time. Watch the video for one of the album’s most popular hits, ‘Brass Monkey’, below: