The sea change in the Beastie Boys' music between album number one and two was pretty extreme. The Brooklyn-based trio rose to prominence with their 1986 debut album "Licensed to Ill" and its unique brand of frat boy hip hop. The album's original title was "Don't Be A Faggot," but the Boys were forced to change it after their label Columbia Records put pressure on then-manager Russell Simmons.
By the time the band got around to releasing 1989's "Paul's Boutique," the misogyny and homophobia were virtually gone. In fact, member Ad-Rock issued an apology for their early ignorance back in 1999, stating "I would like to ... formally apologize to the entire gay and lesbian community for the sh***y and ignorant things we said on our first record, 1986's 'Licensed to Ill.'"