This previously unreleased footage of the Beasties Boys performing one of their Licensed to Ill classics for the third (and unfinished) season of Chappelle’s Show was uploaded over the weekend by Neal Brennan , co-creator of the much loved Comedy Central program, as a tribute to the late Adam Yauch, a/k/a MCA. It’s a great version of “It’s the New Style” with the Beasties sounding fresher than ever rhyming on a boat in the East River – the NYC skyline in the background – while Mixmaster Mike furiously works the wheels of steel. The part where the overhead train crossing the bridge interrupts the performance right before Dave Chappelle himself does the honors of unleashing the famous, “… DROP!” is awesome. Peep it quickly (this is a re-up after it was taken down earlier today)…
UPDATE: Vid is back…down…oh well, we tried, folks…)
UPDATE: Vid is BACK! CAN’T KEEP A GOOD VIDEO DOWN!
UPDATE: May 8 Aaaaannnd… it’s been taken down again. *sigh*