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Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1
Studio album by Beastie Boys
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Alternative hip hop, rap rock, alternative rock, big beat
Label Capitol
Producer Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys chronology
The Mix-Up
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2
Singles from Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1
  1. "Too Many Rappers (feat. Nas)"
    Released: July 21, 2009

Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 is the eighth studio album by the Beastie Boys. It was originally planned for release on September 15, 2009, but was delayed after band member Adam "MCA" Yauch was diagnosed with cancer.[1] The album was previously known by the working title Tadlock's Glasses.[2] "Too Many Rappers", featuring Nas, was released as the album's first single in July 2009.[3] It peaked at #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the Beastie Boys' first single in five years to chart on the Hot 100; the last time being "Ch-Check It Out" in 2004 that peaked at #68. "Too Many Rappers" has also been nominated for a Grammy award, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.



Although some websites reported a scheduled release of December 29, 2009, neither the group nor label confirmed this. In an interview the Beastie Boys stated that the album was completed and due for release in September 2009.[4] The group also announced that they would tour the United Kingdom in support of the new record.[2] On July 20, 2009, Yauch issued a video press release via YouTube stating that a form of cancer was found in his salivary gland and that some or all upcoming shows are canceled, with the release date of Hot Sauce Committee delayed. He added that the cancer is localized, and that he should be fine after surgery.[5]

The working title was Tadlock's Glasses, which was stated to be a reference to a former bus driver named Tadlock, who used to drive for Elvis Presley's back-up singers. Presley once gave Tadlock a pair of glasses which he was proud of. It was later speculated that the Tadlock's Glasses story was simply a joke misinterpreted by the media.[4]

Regarding the structure of the album, Yauch stated, "It’s a combination of playing and sampling stuff as we’re playing, and also sampling pretty obscure records. There are a lot of songs on the record and there are a lot of short songs and they kind of all run into each other."[6] A commentary track included with the Check Your Head re-release mentions that Bob Dylan will appear on the album.[7]

To promote the album, the Beastie Boys released clips of two songs: "Lee Majors Come Again" features hardcore punk, while the "B-Boys in the Cut" is an a cappella piece. The tracks were previously released with a select few copies of the Check Your Head vinyl edition package.[4]

Speaking to Drowned in Sound, the Beastie Boys revealed that the album will be released in two parts.[8] Mike D also hinted that part two may be released via unusual means:

Pt. 2 is pretty much done. Basically we were making ...Pt 1, had too many songs, so we recorded some more songs. Which sounds bizarre but it actually worked out, because it made it clear to us which songs were going to be on ...Pt 1. Then we had this whole other album of songs: ...Pt 2. ...Pt 1’s going to be your regular CD in the stores and to download, but ...Pt 2 is going to be released in...we’re still figuring it out, but a different way. More of a 2009 style. ... You could get in the shower one day and, boom, all of a sudden you’re showered with MP3s. Or we might send people a seven-inch every few weeks, so you have a whole box set.[8]

In October 2009, Adam Yauch announced that the band had not yet decided a new release date, but were hoping to release it in the first half of 2010.[9]

Both "Lee Majors Come Again" and "Here's a Little Somthin' for Ya" are featured in the Activision video game, DJ Hero.

Track listing

Track list as reported by Drowned in Sound.[10]

  1. "Tadlock's Glasses"
  2. "B-Boys in the Cut"
  3. "Make Some Noise"
  4. "Nonstop Disco Powerpack"
  5. "O.K."
  6. "Too Many Rappers" (featuring Nas)
  7. "Say It"
  8. "The Bill Harper Collection"
  9. "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" (featuring Santigold)
  10. "Long Burn the Fire"
  11. "Bundt Cake"
  12. "Funky Donkey"
  13. "Lee Majors Come Again"
  14. "Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament"
  15. "Pop Your Balloon"
  16. "Crazy Ass Shit"
  17. "Here's a Little Somethin' for Ya"



  1. ^ "Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer". NME. July 20, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Beasties promise 'strange' record". BBC News. February 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-23.  
  3. ^ Tom Breihan (July 21, 2009). "Listen: Beastie Boys: "Too Many Rappers [ft. Nas]"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 20, 2009.  
  4. ^ a b c Rya Backer (May 26, 2009). "Beastie Boys Make Fans Hungry For Hot Sauce Committee, Due In September". MTV News. Retrieved September 20, 2009.  
  5. ^
  6. ^ Beastie Boys announce new album ‘Hot Sauce Committee’, due in September
  7. ^ Beastie Boys "Check your Head" Commentary, at about the 16:30 mark.
  8. ^ a b Adam Anonymous (June 28, 2009). "Boys will be boys: Beastie Boys talk Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved September 20, 2009.  
  9. ^ "Beastie Boy 'hopeful' over cancer". BBC News. October 8, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2009.  
  10. ^ Adam Anonymous (June 28, 2009). "First listen: Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 4, 2009.  


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