This happened this morning. Live on triple j for Like A Version, The Hoods do a little tribute to MCA and the Beastie Boys with a cover of What’cha Want from their 1992 album ‘Check Your Head’. Thoughts?
Way back when all Australian’s knew how to do at concerts was mosh and crowd surf inappropriately to everything, I remember seeing Beastie Boys at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion, just after Hello Nasty was released. It was an amazing show as the group played as a band performing their really diverse catalogue. Amazing.
They are a group that has reinvented themselves again and again over time. Never staying still. They way were the group that helped to expose hip hop to white kids, but through the years also introduced hip hop kids to punk, bossanova, funk, country and much more.
Rest in Peace, Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA. This our tribute to the Beastie Boys put together by DJ Naiki
Beastie Boys – The New Style
Beastie Boys – Rock Hard
The Beastie Boys – Remote Control
Jimi Hendrix – Happy Birthday
The Turtles – I’m Chief Kamanawanalea
Beastie Boys – Jimmy James
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Beastie Boys – Get It Together
The Beastie Boys – The Move
Rose Royce – Do Your Dance (Part 1 & Part 2)
Beastie Boys – Shadrach
Sly & The Family Stone – Loose Booty
Beastie Boys – Shadrach
The Commodores – Machine Gun
Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
Rose Royce – Born To Love You
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Beastie Boys – Triple Trouble
Beastie Boys – Ch-Check it Out
Beastie Boys – Egg Man
Curtis Mayfield – Little Child Runnin’ Wild
Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
Beastie Boys – You Gotta Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Southside Movement – I’ve Been Watching You (part 2)
Beastie Boys – So What’Cha Want
Beastie Boys – Root Down
Listen: Beastie Boys – Egg Man
Listen: Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
Listen: Beastie Boys – Jimmy James
Listen: Curtis Knight, Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie – Happy Birthday
Basically a really long video for ‘Make Some Noise’, it’s the full length version of ‘Fight For Your Right Revisited’. Featuring an allstar, cast the Beastie Boys of the future challenge the Beastie Boys of the past to a “super fresh old school dance off”. Not quite Thriller, but probably better than Kanye’s efforts. Your thoughts?
Oh and here is ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win’ with Santigold. It is like ‘Shove It’, but with the Beastie Boys instead of Spank Rock, and not really as good… but still pretty okay.