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Beastie Boys

RIAA Platinum sales award presented to Mike Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1989 album “Paul’s Boutique”

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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

RIAA Platinum sales award presented to Mike Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1989 album “Paul’s Boutique”

RIAA Platinum sales award presented to Mike Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1989 album “Paul’s Boutique”

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

22,680

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Beastie Boys

RIAA Platinum sales award presented to Mike Diamond for the Beastie Boys 1989 album “Paul’s Boutique”


Framed. 21 x 17 inches.


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Now seen as one of the most influential Rap albums of the genre, particularly with its introduction of the use of the sample as an art in itself.


"Musically, few hip-hop records have ever been so rich; it's not just the recontextulations of familiar music via samples, it's the flow of each song and the album as a whole, culminating in the widescreen suite that closes the record. Lyrically, the Beasties have never been better — not just because their jokes are razor-sharp, but because they construct full-bodied narratives and evocative portraits of characters and places. Few pop records offer this much to savor, and if Paul's Boutique only made a modest impact upon its initial release, over time its influence could be heard through pop and rap, yet no matter how its influence was felt, it stands alone as a record of stunning vision, maturity, and accomplishment" (Allmusic review)