Q - 9/94, p.1234 Stars
- "...LICENSE TO ILL remains the world's only punk rock rap album, arguably superior to NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS...knowing that apathy and slovenliness were just around the corner..."
Q - p.1324 stars out of 5
- "[A]n album's worth of yelping hip hop and snarling guitar riffs....[The album] remains one of their very finest moments."
Vibe - 12/99, p.158
Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Melody Maker - 7/22/95, p.35
Bloody Essential - "...There's lots of self-reverential bragging, more tenuous rhymes than are usually permitted by law and, most importantly of all, an unshakably glorious celebration of being alive....A surprisingly enduring classic."
The Beastie Boys: Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Adam "MCA" Yauch, Mike "Mike D" Diamond (rap vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Kerry King (guitar).
Personnel: Kerry King (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Joe Blaney.
Photographer: Sunny Bak.