Matt Dike, mercurial co-founder of rap label Delicious Vinyl and collaborator on Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique,' dies at 56

Dike, whose death was announced on Tuesday via the label he co-founded, Delicious Vinyl, produced or co-produced some of the biggest rap hits to come out of the West Coast in the late 1980s, including Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” and Young MC’s “Bust a Move.” Dike was a key figure in the creation of the Beastie Boys’ seminal 1989 album, “Paul’s Boutique,” and helped define the sample-heavy mash-up style that connected rap, punk, arena rock, pop and disco.

ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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