Video Of A Beastie Boys And Nas Collaboration Has Been Discovered
Update (Jan. 15, 12:19 p.m.): After the leak was plugged with copyright lawyers and red tape, the original version of "Too Many Rappers" was liberated by the Beasties themselves.
Original story: Authenticity doesn't age. The last Beastie Boys album, 2011's Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, sported contributions from Nas on the standout "Too Many Rappers," an immortal shot at those who bite, fake, front, or perpetrate. Now, a fan on a messageboard dedicated to the Beastie's has unearthed the video clip for the song, wherein the four rappers dart in and out of grocery stores, real as could be. The clip was directed by Roman Coppola, who was nominated for an Academy Award for writing We Anderson's 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom.