It was 1989 and I was living in military housing in Northern California. An older boy Russell who was my best friend Davona's brother made me a cassette tape of Licensed to Ill. I listened to that tape so much after a couple months I had to buy a new one.
While in high school in 1997 I was a volunteer dj at KUNV. My favorite song to play on the air was Professor Booty off Check Your Head.
Beastie Boys have been the only music group over the last 23 years that have been a staple as inspiration and a major soundtrack of my life.