As is common in the Beastie Boys’ history, politics is never far from their agenda. Their current raps openly attack OPEC, the legitimacy of George Bush’s presidency and the Iraq war. Isn’t there a danger of being too political right now in music? “There’s a danger in the U.S. right now with George Bush being president,” Adam Horovitz responded sternly in an interview with Australia’s Beat magazine. “If there’s any danger in being political, then it’s in having him as the president… a lot of people obviously voted for him, and that’s quite scary. There’s scary people all over the world.”
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