1049 (Mike D)
|Date of birth||5 August, 1964 (MCA)|
20 November, 1965 (Mike D)
31 October, 1966 (Ad-Rock)
|Planet of origin||Earth|
|First appearance||"Hell Is Other Robots" (1ACV09)|
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- This article is about the Futurama characters. For Adam Horovitz, see Ad-Rock. For Mike Diamond, see Mike D.
The Beastie Boys played a concert at Madison Cube Garden in 3000, and Fry was eager to see them for the first time in 1000 years (1ACV09). Leela found them to be busting mad rhymes with an 80% success rate, which Bender qualified as technically "ill". Bender met his old friend Fender at the concert, and Fender introduced the crew to the Boys. However, the Boys weren't really interested in meeting them. Later, after Bender is captured by the Robot Devil, they are seen employed by, and performing with, him on level 5 of Robot Hell.
Ken Keeler and David X. Cohen went to New York for 3 days to wait for the Beastie Boys to call, so they could record their lines for the episode. Unfortunately, they never called, and so they returned to Los Angeles and later made the recordings with the band's members separately. However, Adam "MCA" Yauch had scheduling conflicts with the recording session, so Adam "King Adrock" Horovitz voiced Yauch instead.
- In 2009, the Beastie Boys released a song called "Too Many Rappers". In the song, there is a line where it is said that they will be rapping "until the year 3000 and beyond". (Click here for the lyrics.) This is likely a reference to Futurama.
- While "Hell Is Other Robots" states that the Beastie Boys had released seven albums by the year 3000, in the real world the band released their eighth album on 3 May, 2011.
- On 4 May, 2012, Beastie Boys band member Adam Yauch known as "MCA" died from cancer. However, he did not voice himself in "Hell Is Other Robots" as he had scheduling conflicts with the recording session, so he was unavailable at the time.