The New Style (song)

"The New Style" (also known as "It's the New Style") is a song by American rap rock group the Beastie Boys, released as the third single from their debut album Licensed to Ill.

"The New Style"
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Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Licensed to Ill
ReleasedNovember 6, 1986
Recorded1986
StudioRick Rubin Recording Studio
GenreHip hop, rap rock
Length4:36
LabelDef Jam
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Rick Rubin
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Paul Revere"
(1986)
"The New Style"
(1986)
"Brass Monkey"
(1987)

The famous "mmm...drop" line from the song was later sampled in other hip hop songs, including The Pharcyde's "Drop" (1995), OutKast's "Benz or a Beamer", and by the Beastie Boys themselves on their single "Intergalactic" (1998). Furthermore, the opening line was sampled on the tracks "Workinonit" and "The New" by J Dilla, the original mix of "Check Yo Self" by Ice Cube using the phrase "check it" in the chorus, and by the Beastie Boys again on their song "Johnny Ryall" (1989). The "kick it" chorus was sampled at the end of Sublime's "Let's Go Get Stoned". LFO used the line "I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike" in their 1999 hit "Summer Girls". Hip hop group Odd Future also used the instrumental from Big Tuck's "Not A Stain On Me" -- which samples "The New Style" -- on the song "Swag Me Out," off their mixtape Radical. Its recent use of the song was sampled in "Carousel" by Travis Scott from the album Astroworld (2018).

SamplesEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[1] 22
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[2] 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[2] 41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-10.
  2. ^ a b "Beastie Boys chart history". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-17.