Twenty years after the Beastie Boys first said “Hello Nasty” to the world, D.A. Stern and Jacuzzi Boys are teaming up to celebrate its birthday in the form of a split 7″ of covers brought to you by Slumberland Records. Focusing on two fan-favorite deep cuts, the three JBs and one D.A. chose songs that showcase the Beasties’ unique versatility while offering messages of mindfulness, emblematic of their later career.
Just like the music, Gabriel Alcala’s cover art pays tribute to the Beastie Boys as well. Unlike the original Hello Nasty album art by Bill McMullen and Cey Adams, this homage doesn’t feature custom lettering, but uses the Countdown typeface more or less directly. Smaller dots on i and j appear to be the sole modification.