The Beastie Boys Are Getting Sued, Too

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of BEASTIE BOYS (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) Photo: Ebet Roberts

Today in ill-timed legal action: Rap label Tuf America is suing the Beastie Boys over four samples — two from License to Ill and two from Paul's Boutique — that were allegedly used without permission. Technically, the suit was filed May 3, a day before Adam Yauch passed away, but still, not a great look. Related: Here's Matthew Yglesias on Paul's Boutique and the "legal grey area" of eighties sampling.