Recently, I've dusted off my Beastie Boys discs and listened to them a lot lately. The King Adrock's definitely my favorite of the three MCs in the group. With his goofy rhymes peppered with '70s and '80s pop culture references, he's like a hip-hop Tarantino. So I present you Adrock's 15 best lines and rhymes, in no particular order:
"Like a bottle of Chateau Neuf Du Pap/I'm fine like wine when I start to rap" - "Body Movin'"
"What you talkin' 'bout Willis? Who the illest?/You know my name's Adam, stop callin' me Phyllis" - "The Brouhaha"
"I'm the master blaster/drinking up the Shasta/my voice sounds sweet 'cause it hasta" - "Professor Booty"
"Yo what the falafel?/You gotta get up awful early to fool Mr. Furley" - "Oh Word?"
"I'm in the lab all day, I Scrabble all night/I got a Bedazzler so my outfit's tight" - "Shazam!"
"So I went into the locker room during classes/bust into your locker and I smashed your glasses" - "The New Style"
"Well I'm the king of Boggle, there is none higher/I get eleven points off the word 'quagmire'" - "Putting Shame in Your Game"
"Like eating burgers or chicken or you'll be picking your nose/I'm on time, homie, that's how it goes" - "Shake Your Rump"
"Now, I go by the name of the King Adrock/I don't wear a cup nor a jock/I bring the shit that's beyond bizarre/Like Miss Piggy, 'who moi?'" - "Ch-Check It Out"
"Well, it's 50 cups of coffee and you know it's on" - "Super Disco Breakin'"
"I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast/But I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast" - "The Move"
"Gnip Gnop, I got shit to pop/I'm an exceptional professional that just don't stop" - "3 The Hard Way"
"I went inside the deli and my man's like 'what?'/I write the songs that make the whole world suck" - "Unite"
"I'm an Iron Chef when I slice and dice/With the rhyme precise, the word is nice/So please pass me the Riunite on ice" - "Right Right Now Now"
"Sucker MC's, it's me they're resenting/In the animal kingdom they call it presenting" - "Hey Fuck You"
Don't tell me he's not up there with Burns, Keats, and Frost.