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Check Out Beastie Boys’ Unaired Chappelle’s Show Performance

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There are hundreds of Beastie Boys tributes on the Internet, including our favorite ‘Sabotage‘ clip by some adorable kids. But a cool video recently surfaced of a rare unaired performance from the trio.

Oh No They Didn’t posted a video of the Beastie Boys performing ‘The New Style’ on ‘Chappelle’s Show.’ Originally, the show’s co-creator Neal Brennan posted it on his YouTube but was taken down by Viacom due to copyright issues. According to Brennan, the performance was slated for the third season of ‘Chappelle’s Show’ but never aired after Dave Chappelle abruptly quit the show.

In the grainy video, the Beasties are performing ‘The New Style’ outside in the dead of winter. WTF? Dressed in heavy coats, the trio performed their sample-heavy track next to the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Although it was cold outside, the Beasties were heating the mics up with their back-and-forth wordplays. Props to Mixmaster Mike for his superior turntable skills and switching up the beat near the end of the song.

Overall, the Beastie Boys showed how much they love hip-hop and the city of New Yawk. It’s a wonderful tribute to their late member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch.


Watch the Beastie Boys Perform on Dave Chappelle Show’

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