We were hesitant to make any more MCA / Beastie Boys posts right now, but some of this stuff is just too good (and relevant to Mass Appeal) to not make mention. Here we highlight an incredible remake video of “Sabotage” directed by James Winters of Portland, Oregon which stars three kids acting out Spike Jonze’s original masterpiece shot for shot. The video has already enjoyed half-a-million spins around the internet since being posted a few days ago.
Kids Reenact “Sabotage” Shot-For-Shot
We follow that up by highlighting two tribute walls (of many around the world). The first being a HUGE 12-foot by 64-foot mural from England’s AROE (MSK, Heavy Artillery Crew) featuring a remix of the cover of the Beastie’s seminal album Licensed To Ill. The second wall comes from Brooklyn’s own ELS Crew who took to a rooftop in Midwood, BK and painted a giant MCA with the word “Gratitude,” one of the headiest Beastie Boy tunes off their third LP, Check Your Head.
This round-up ends with a clip of the Beastie’s 1998 MTV VMA Vanguard Award acceptance speech where MCA takes the opportunity to urge an audience of millions to seek non-violent solutions in accepting cultural differences without prejudice. We miss you MCA.
AROE – MCA Tribute
May 7th 2012, the rain let up in Brooklyn for just enough time to let us pay homage to an inspirational artist and person from our hometown. MCA, who sadly passed away on May 4th, 2012, was a founding member of the prodigious Beastie Boys. On a personal note, the Beastie Boys were like older brothers to us. Inspiring us as rappers, stereo type crushers, instrumentalists, culture kings, videographers, editors, business men, show men and as exceptional and special human beings. Thank you for the inspiration, for this and many many more good reasons, in the heart of Midwood Brooklyn, where it all began, we payed tribute to the energy he gave us in the best way we knew how. Thank you for your contributions to music, art, and humanity. Shout outs to Mike-D, King Ad Rock, and all of the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Our condolences during these difficult times. MCA’s essence lives on.
– Team Entree
AROE – MCA Tribute
1998 Beastie Boys VMA Vanguard Award Speech
Adam “MCA” Yauch forever.