90s Beastie Boys Grand Royal Magazine 1993 Ringer t-shirt Large

Chest 20 in.

Length 29 in.

Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester

Tag Brand: Soffe Shirts

This awesome ringer shirt features a 1993 graphic from Grand Royal Magazine, a publication conceived by the hip hop group the Beastie Boys. This shirt showcases the front cover of the first issue, which features an image of the legendary actor and martial artist Bruce Lee and advertises various articles and interviews with celebrities like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Q-Tip, and The Pharcyde. There were actually only ever six issues of Grand Royal released, with an estimated 300,000 copies being distributed.  

Grand Royal suffered from a an inconsistent release schedule, a rotating staff of editors, and limited publication, but that didn't stop Beastie Boys fans from eagerly flocking to their local newsstands in the hopes of snagging a copy. The original intention of the publication was to act as a sort of newsletter so that the band could keep their fans in the loop, but the magazine's popularity was more likely thanks to its off-the wall humor, which the band had come to be known for.

Grand Royal was also the name of a vanity record label founded by the Beastie Boys in 1992. The label was created in conjunction with Capitol Records after the group left Def Jam Recordings. Grand Royal produced the albums Check Your Head and Ill Communication, which featured two of the band's most popular hits "So What'cha Want" and "Sabotage".

Fits like a modern unisex adult large. There are light spots on the front, see pics.


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