Ricky Powell
Chris Nashawaty
April 01, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Check Your Head (Remastered Edition)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Reissues, Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A

Fresh off the commercial failure of Paul’s Boutique, the Beasties had nothing to lose on this 1992 CD. It shows. The trio pushed their rhymes to byzantine new heights and stretched out with Hammond-and-bongos funk jams on Check Your Head. The bonus tracks on disc 2 make what’s arguably their best album even more like Jimmie Walker : Dy-no-mite! A

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