I am not about tomorrow, so I double down today. De La Soul were not the only outfit pushing hip hop into new territories in 1989. It was the year that Beastie Boys released their highly influential album Paul’s Boutique. John Lennon sang about being the Egg Man in ‘I Am The Walrus’, but the Beastie Boys’ reference had no pretensions. After leaving Def Jam, they spent part of their advance from Capitol Records causing a stir in the Mondrian hotel, L.A. While not recording, they lobbed eggs from the hotel’s rooftop at folks below. ‘Egg Man’ is soup of samples, including the Curtis Mayfield ‘Superfly’ intro, but it was Ad-Rock, Mike D and MCA’s love for Public Enemy that drew me. Both ‘You’re Gonna Get Yours’ and ‘Bring The Noise’ feature before before the track fades out with samples from the themes of Psycho and Jaws. Genius. Have a great week.