トラブル・ファンクはワシントンD.C.のバンドで、彼らのナンバー「Drop The Bomb」、「Say What」の一部がビースティのアルバム『License To Ill』中の「Hold It Now And Hit It」「The New Style」、さらに『Paul's Boutique』中の「Car Thief」、「Shadrach」で許可無く使用されたとして主張。これらの曲が収録されたアルバムの現在までの売り上げの一部を有する権利をニューヨーク裁判所に要求しており、ビースティだけでなく所属レーベルのキャピタル・レコーズも相手取る形だという。
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Musician/director Adam Yauch from the band Beastie Boys of the film "Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" poses for a portrait at the Getty Images Portrait Studio during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2006 in Park City, Utah.
SANTA MONICA, CA - FILE: Musician Adam Yauch arrives at the 24th Annual Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of the Beastie Boys has died May 4, 2012 after battling cancer. He was 47.
FILE: MCA of the Beastie Boys during The Beastie Boys in Concert - December 7, 2004 at Wembley Arena in London, Great Britain. Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of the Beastie Boys has died May 4, 2012 after battling cancer. He was 47.
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys performs during "New Yorkers Against Violence" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. All profits raised from the show will go to help people affected by the World Trade Center tragedy. 10/29/01
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Musician Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys attends the premiere of "The Messenger" at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on November 8, 2009 in New York City.
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 9: Adam Yauch "MCA" of the Beastie Boys performs during MTV2's 2$Bill concert series at the Huntridge Theater, June 9, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
IRVINE, CA - JUNE 12: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys performs at the Kroq Weenie Roast 2004 concert held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on June 12, 2004 in Irvine, California.
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 03: MCA of the Beastie Boys performs during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors October 3, 2004 in New York City.
NEW YORK - JUNE 5: Musicians Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys arrive at the 11th Annual Webby Awards at Chipriani Wall Street June 5, 2007 in New York City.
NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Rapper Adam Yauch "MCA" of the Beastie Boys appears on a live taping of MTV's "Live to the 5 Boroughs" in support of their new CD "To The 5 Boroughs" at the MTV Times Square Studio in New York City.
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys attends the premiere of "Gunnin For That #1 Spot" during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2008 in New York City.
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Adam Yauch attends the premiere of "The Social Network" during the 48th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 24, 2010 in New York City.
NEW YORK - MAY 27: Beastie Boys (Adam Horovitz, Michael Diamond And Adam Yauch) pose for a portrait on May 27, 1994 in New York City, New York.
MIAMI - AUGUST 29: The Beastie Boys arrive at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena August 29, 2004 in Miami, Florida.
NEW YORK - APRIL 14: Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz and Adam 'MCA' Yauch of The Beastie Boys attends the after party for HBO films presents "Grey Gardens" New York premiere at the Pierre Hotel on April 14, 2009 in New York City.