Project 365 #40
“Paul Revere” by Beastie Boys
“Paul Revere” from the album Licensed to Ill, released in 1986
A mid-80s old school rap song that was put together by Beastie Boys and Run of Run-DMC? AND it has the same meter as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride”?
“Paul Revere” tells a fictional story about how the three members of Beastie Boys met. It is irreverent. It is hilarious. It is fun.
For me, not only is this a “no skip” song but it’s an “every word” song as well. That means I never skip it and I know every word. Honestly, it sometimes creeps into the “multiple repeats” category too.
That’s how much I like this backwards beat, made up adventure, classic of hip hop.