Licensed to Ill is the debut studio album by American rap rock group Beastie Boys. It was released on November 15, 1986, by Def Jam and Columbia Records, and became the first rap LP to top the Billboard album chart. The full album cover, front to back, features a Boeing 727 priGSTe jet with a Beastie Boys logo on its tail, which has crashed head-on into the side of a mountain, appearing as an extinguished joint. The idea for the album’s cover came from the album’s producer, Rick Rubin, after reading the Led Zeppelin biography, Hammer of the Gods. The artwork was created by Stephen Byram and World B. Omes.