Why They Broke Up: Pete Nice and MC Serch were originally solo artists who were put together by Russell Simmons after the departure of the Beastie Boys from Def Jam, so they were never really that tight. After the group's success, they both eagerly went back to solo work. Things had obviously soured between the two by the time Pete beat a Serch-look-alike to death with a baseball bat in his 1993 video "Rat Bastard."
Why They Got Back Together: The duo reunited for a performance at Tommy Hilfiger's son's birthday party, which led to an appearance at Woodstock