Surviving members of renowned hip-hop trio Beastie Boys, Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horowitz (Ad-Rock) have signed a book deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, for a biography chronicling the group’s illustrious history and aesthetic. Its title is yet to be announced until later this week and a release date of fall 2015 have already been set. According to the assigned publisher, the remaining pair are, “interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience,” adding that there’ll be “a kaleidoscopic frame of reference, and it asks a reader to keep up.”
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Hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins is said to handle the editing, reports The New York Times, featuring contributions by other writers, as well as a “strong visual component.” The group’s agent, Luke Janklow, was also quoted as to saying that, “The first words out of Mike’s mouth were, ‘ I don’t want to do a straight memoir.’” He also added that this had been an idea f Mike for some time, saying, “After Yauch died, I didn’t push them, but I think that Adam and Mike ended up realizing that it was the right time for them.”
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Both Grau and Jankow compared the forthcoming book to the group’s short-lived magazine published in the 1990s, titled Grand Royal.
Grau was also the one behind Jay-Z’s 2010 book Decoded.