Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of today’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about The Beastie Boys‘ come up, from the initial forming of their group, to the creation of Def Jam Records,  to their tour with RUN DMC, and more. Find out how they made hip hop history in this exclusive clip from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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Behind The Hip-Hop: Beastie Boys [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]  was originally published on edlovershow.com