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For this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony earlier this past April, Questlove of The Roots created a demo for the show’s producers in order to musically map out the evening’s Beastie Boys tribute performance by Black Thought, Kid Rock and Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy (with Questo on the drums, of course). What you hear now is a six minute mix cooked up by ?uestlove during a “quickie” lunch break, the musician picking and arranging the Beastie songs “that I felt best fit them,” further stating: “In my head i wanted to include ALL fan highlights.” The selections chosen are: “The New Style,” “No Sleep Til Brooklyn,” “So Whatcha Want,” “Sabotage” and the drum roll from “Shake Your Rump.”
Adds Questlove: “[This demo] was lost in the mix of a gazillion magical mp3s I had so I figured it was apropos to whip this baby out in honor of the late great Yauch’s b-day this past week (August 5th).”
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?uestlove x Beastie Boys — "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Demo Mix" (AUDIO).
[To find out why Questlove chose the songs he did, please visit OKP ]
BONUS: Fan footage of the Beastie Boys tribute at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony (VIDEO).
(Props to jc180 for the upload)