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Most Illinest B-Boys

3 Li'l BeastiesI’ve liked the Beastie Boys ever since "License to Ill," and I’ve worshipped them since "Paul's Boutique," their brilliant album that was an inexplicable commercial dud. They're each in his own way chock full of all those qualities that always rate high — Ad Rock's always been the cutie and has a totally goony, malleable face, Mike D is surprisingly articulate and level-headed, and MCA has become beautifully sincere and kind-hearted without losing his sense of humor — but I never thought of them as being that attractive until recently. I was watching "Beastie|ography" on MTV, watching them talk about their career, and I suddenly realized that as the B-Boys have gotten a little older they've all become total hotties in one way or another. It's all there — the nebbishy hipness, the easygoing moves, the jokes, the creativity. Age has made Ad Rock's goofing more charming, Mike D's angular face more interesting, and MCA less doped-up looking. So now I have to worship them on one more level. Jeez, the responsibility! (And a special shout-out to cutie-pie Beastie keyboard player Money Mark, also.)

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