The Beastie Boys are giving a place special to them to future musicians.
According to Billboard, the two surviving members of the Beastie Boys have signed a deal with NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music that will allow students access to the group’s famous Oscilloscope studio.
In a statement, NYU said that the access will be used by students who are working on their capstone projects, which the school says require the young women and men come up with a “customized, entrepreneurial music business venture.”
Though Mike D and Ad-Rock do not appear to be actively making new music, they’ve have been staying busy in the news lately.
There was the successful legal action against Monster energy drinks, the news that their 1986 debut album, Licensed To Ill, had been certified Diamond by the RIAA, having shipped units in excess of 10 million. There was also the unearthed video footage of a Nas collaboration from January. Their first six albums, which spanned nearly 20 years, all were certified at least platinum.
Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away in 2012 after a battle with cancer.