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The Scenario

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First Appearance: not commercially released
Written by: Beastie Boys
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Rick Rubin, co-produced by Beastie Boys

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...


  • Crack - a freebase form of cocaine that can be smoked

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "Took her to the place, threw the mattress in her face" - similar to the lyrics in "59 Chrystie Street" ("I took her to the place, I threw the mattress in her face")



" intended non-LP B-side called 'The Scenario,' a murder story that the group calls their best song, proved too graphic for CBS [Records]" - Creem, May 1987

"...a repetitive nursery rhyme-like piece with ludicrously over-the-top crack references" - excerpted from Rhyming & Stealing: A History of the Beastie Boys by Angus Batey, 1998


Interesting Footnote:

Due to the Beastie Boys and Def Jam's legal disputes over contractual obligations and Beastie Boys subsequent move over to Capital Records, Def Jam manager Russell Simmons intended to follow up Paul's Boutique with his own record of the Boys' vocal outtakes applied to new music; it was to be called Whitehouse. This album was never released commercially although demos of these tracks do exist and have turned up on several bootlegs like Original Ill on Blue Moon Records.


Released Versions:

The Scenario (Demo)


No Known Performances in Concert.
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