WAYS TO INTRODUCE MY KIDS TO THE BEASTIE BOYS

  1. I'm a man of a certain age
  2. The Beastie Boys have always been a joy and a comfort to me
  3. I want to share their music with my kids
  4. So they learn to love the B Boys as much as I do
  5. And when they are in sorrow or pain a rhyme will come unbidden to their mind and give them succor
  6. But so much of it is filled with misogynistic bullshit
  7. I don't want to give shitty messages to my kids
  8. And it feels like explaining the complexities of quality artists saying dumb-ass crap about women is more than I can manage
  9. And I don't want to tell my son that you can act that way toward women as long as you're funny or have a great beat
  10. And I don't want to tell my daughter it's OK for men to talk to her that way since they're only kidding kinda sorta
  11. So how do I do it
  12. Help me out List App
  13. Start with Ill Communication, then work your way back explaining how they matured. And you can probably come up with fun censored versions of Girls, She's Crafty and Hey Ladies :)
    Suggested by   @AlexandraLouise
  14. Just let them listen. Music won't lead them to these thoughts. You're a great dad and that has much more impact. It's not like listening to Egg Man will encourage them to "let one fly." My kids have been listening to the Beastie Boys as their lullaby and car ride theme song to school since they were babies. Alls good in our neighborhood.
    Suggested by   @mallofamanda
  15. I LOVE the B boys, my parents listened to em all the time when I was little but I didn't really listen to the lyrics. Once I was mature enough to understand lyrics I was also mature enough to understand that that shit was whack and that by no means did the words actually have any relation to how I or anyone should act in real life.
    Suggested by   @sky
  16. Brass monkey?
    All I remember of that song is how fun it was. Maybe try that!
    Suggested by   @olive
  17. We started with shake your rump and fight for your right to party, and through dogged reputation and just making it a fun dance party every time we expanded the beastie universe from there
    Suggested by   @gilbaron
  18. Hire Kanye West to explain the history of hip hop and how the Beastie Boys fit into it.
    Suggested by   @_
  19. On the best day of the year
    Let them listen to Shadrach
    Suggested by   @murray