Beastie Boys. Courtesy Deadline/Everett
The Beastie Boys’ 1986 debut LP Licensed to Ill
—the first rap disc to top the Billboard 200 album chart—is among the 2021 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame. “We are proud to announce this year’s diverse roster of Grammy Hall of Fame inductees and to recognize recordings that have shaped our industry and inspired music makers of tomorrow,” Harvey Mason Jr., chair and interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement.