May 31st, 1994 - Ill Communication is released and it put the Beastie Boys back on top of the world. Their fourth album was their second to go to #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart but the journey there was a rough one. After Paul's Boutique didn't do well and things were at a crossroads, they did the next record Check Your Head and it was a whole new world. Right after the tour, they started on Ill Communication and were really connected as a band. The Beasties knew what they needed to do to for success.
It's an incredible story about how Ill Communication came to be. Check out the Amazon mini-documentary "Still Ill: 25 Years of 'Ill Communication' by the Beastie Boys."