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Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Hester Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 album “Licensed to Ill”

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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Hester Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 album “Licensed to Ill”

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Hester Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 album “Licensed to Ill”

Sold Without Reserve

Beastie Boys

RIAA 1987 Gold Sales Award presented to Hester Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1986 album “Licensed to Ill”


Framed. 21 x 17 inches.


All of the seller’s proceeds from the Beastie Boys memorabilia lots offered in this sale will benefit the Good Eats Program.

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Sarah.Hassan@sothebys.com.

Released in November, 1986, “Licensed to Ill” became one of the best-selling debuts in the history of Columbia Records and was the first Rap album to top the Billboard chart. Its heavy rotation on MTV helped to introduce Rap to a wider, more rock-oriented audience was a catalyst for Rap and Hip Hop to seen as more than strictly niche in its appeal.