To celebrate the album’s 15th anniversary, the surviving members of the Beastie Boys — Adam “King Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond — have unleashed a deluxe version of 2004’s To The 5 Boroughs.
The new digital edition features a handful of B-sides and rarities, as well as remixes from producer Just Blaze, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and J. Wizzle. The Beasties’ official Twitter account unveiled the news last Friday (June 14).
“Hello everybody – To the 5 Boroughs came out 15 years ago today,” the caption read. “For the occasion, twelve rare tracks have just been released digitally in addition to the original 15 songs on the album.”
Hello everybody – To the 5 Boroughs came out 15 years ago today.
For the occasion, twelve rare tracks have just been released digitally in addition to the original 15 songs on the album.
— Beastie Boys (@beastieboys) June 14, 2019
The Beasties recently celebrated another anniversary. On May 31, Ill Communication turned 25 and the New York-raised Hip Hop legends dropped a mini-documentary titled Still Ill to celebrate the 1994 album.
Beastie Boys have put out eight studio albums throughout the course of their career, culminating with 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. They were essentially forced to retire in 2012 when Adam “MCA” Yauch lost his battle with cancer. He was 47.
Check out the To The 5 Boroughs (Deluxe Version) below.