Heds and Dreds: The Beastie Boys’ Reggae Jones

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May 7, 2012

Beasties x Santigold (+ Major Lazer) (2011)

The Beasties’ dub/reggae influences came to the fore one last time on “Don’t Play No Game Can’t Win,” a punky ska-core anthem with Santigold and some big Ethiopian horns, from 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. Major Lazer’s moombahton-y remix took things even further, adding airhorns and legendary dubplate intro man Joe Lickshot, to the mix. Bim, indeed!