Show: MTV: 20 Grab the Mic – A Hip-Hop History
Country: United States
Promoting: Licensed to Ill
Features: MCA, Mike D, AdRock
This MTV countdown show, took a look at twenty groups that someone felt defined the history of hip-hop. The Beastie Boys portion of the show was focused primarily on the Licensed to Ill period (1986-87). Interview clips with other artists (e.g. Eminem, Method Man, and Salt N Peppa) talking about the Beastie Boys, were inserted between music video footage.