The New Style (song)

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"The New Style"
Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Licensed to Ill
Released November 6, 1986
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre Hip hop, rap rock
Length 4:36
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Hold It, Now Hit It"
"The New Style"
"Paul Revere"

"The New Style" (also known as "It's the New Style") is a song by American hip hop group the Beastie Boys, released as the second single from their debut album Licensed to Ill.

The famous "mmm...drop" line from the song was later sampled in other hip hop songs, including The Pharcyde's "Drop" (1995), OutKast's "Benz or a Beamer", and by the Beastie Boys themselves on their song "Johnny Ryall" (1989) and on their single "Intergalactic" (1998). Furthermore, the opening line was sampled on the tracks "Workinonit" and "The New" by J Dilla, and the original mix of "Check Yo Self" by Ice Cube using the phrase "check it" in the chorus. Hip hop group Odd Future also used the instrumental for their song "Swag Me Out" from their 2010 mixtape Radical.



Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[1] 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[1] 41
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 22


  1. ^ a b "Beastie Boys chart history". Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 

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