Video: Jay-Z – No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Beastie Boys Cover) + Blueprint 3 Intro

I’ll let YN explain this one because I wasn’t even born when this came out:

In a stirring opener on par with his Oasis shocker at Glastonbury, Hov paid tribute to MCA and the Beastie Boys (who he replaced on this show) with a remake of a classic from Licensed To Ill. It was a cover performance Hip Hop Honors wish they could have. Ha! Good job, Hov. Hey Village Voice, he was listening.

The tribute is followed by Jay-Z’s Brooklyn (We Go Hard.) After the jump, Jay handles Run This Town for dolo, as well as getting into a newly “tweaked” version of the Blueprint 3 intro.

Previously: Jay-Z at All Points West (PICS)


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37 Responses to “Video: Jay-Z – No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Beastie Boys Cover) + Blueprint 3 Intro”

  1. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    all the bullshit in the game only thing they wanna kill is fuckin’ auto-tune, but before you gun it down, know they only say Hip-Hop is dead because all the dope shit is underground

    Wow.

  2. questlove Says:

    i wasn’t born before motown, and the harlem jazz era of the 40s and the blues and the british invasion, and “prime” james brown but id never let my bosses at network tv EVER hear out my mouth that i can’t reference something because….

    i wasn’t born then.

    that is some BET ish you just printed…..joke or not.

  3. PHENOMENON Says:

    Awww man. I wanted to hear the verse with. . .

    “Taught n*ggas about fish scale/They want me to fish for them.”

  4. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    Not tryna sound obsessed or nothin like that, but wats the basis behind not postin that michael jackson spi…err drake fall? I thought this was the premiere hiphop website? This is the same site that had me watchin ghostface dancing 2 michael Jackson in a mcdonalds uniform. And y’all can’t post the most ironic moment of dude who gets talked about most? Don’t let ur bromantics ruin ur credibility nah…

  5. nation Says:

    questlove Says:
    August 1st, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    i wasn’t born before motown, and the harlem jazz era of the 40s and the blues and the british invasion, and “prime” james brown but id never let my bosses at network tv EVER hear out my mouth that i can’t reference something because….

    i wasn’t born then.

    that is some BET ish you just printed…..joke or not.

    ^ damn, that’s not what i meant…

    frankly i’m not familiar with the Beastie Boys catalog like that, so I don’t know the relevance of this song or the impact it had when it dropped, or if it still has any relevance. I’m not gonna pretend like I know the words to No Sleep Till Brooklyn or that i could have recognized it when he started playing it

    there are other songs or artists that dropped before i was around that i can potentially be an authority on though

  6. nation Says:

    >> Not tryna sound obsessed or nothin like that, but wats the basis behind not postin that michael jackson spi…err drake fall? I thought this was the premiere hiphop website? This is the same site that had me watchin ghostface dancing 2 michael Jackson in a mcdonalds uniform. And y’all can’t post the most ironic moment of dude who gets talked about most? Don’t let ur bromantics ruin ur credibility nah…

    you’re right, it’s too late to post now. so don’t waste your energy

  7. FUPM618 Says:

    This album is going to be ill (hopefully). i’m glad jay stopped using the old man whisper flow

  8. FUPM618 Says:

    Everybody has seen that drake video, smh @ you niggas demanding a post on it. Post it on your blog

  9. yessir Says:

    The end of that intro is ILL! Thats the hov i been waitin for..

    Bps is gunna be insane!

  10. nolais504(uptown) Says:

    WOW THE ENERGY THIS GUY HAS ON STAGE IS UN MACTHABLE.

    *gets up and go to work*

  11. Mr.Londoner Says:

    “Fuck what the blogs say but shout out to Natiooooon”

  12. Mr.Londoner Says:

    Hov ability to interact with the crowd makes him better than kanye peforming..

    then again. kanye dosent talk to the crowd and can still have a stadium going ape shit singing “Stronger”

  13. nation Says:

    >> Not tryna sound obsessed or nothin like that

    nah you do but the basis is by the time i finished the Jay post it was 3 am and my eyes couldn’t look at the screen any longer. so i said fuck it because i wasn’t trying to entertain all the fuckery and all the jokes then. when i went to sleep it was a joke on Twitter, i wake up and every site has it up. that’s cool though, it’s expected

    if i don’t post, you guys don’t get informed and think i’m hiding something (he was a Trending Topic on Twitter by then… there’s nothing to hide) if i do post it’s almost not even worth a post and i’m the one who’s obsessed with his every move, posting his tweets and his boys tweets ensuring you he’s alright

    it’s too late to do anything now. i posted the MTV piece in Lite because it covers the slip + the tweets better than any hearsay other websites are using

    you think this is what i blog for: http://nahright.com/2009/08/01/pics-jay-z-at-all-points-west/#comment-2150932

  14. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    peace

  15. Smear Says:

    *hand in late pass*

    That eminem shit is goddam hilarious….. and with Ghostface doin MJ tribute? Priceless…. made my fuckin day.

    Good mornin Nahgerians…

  16. ant Says:

    baatin from slum village died

  17. BOYCOTT NATION & DRE Says:

    thank god nation didnt say no dumb shit! thats how u talk when you have zero knowledge about something!

    nations most honest post! thx. lol

    BOYCOTT NATION AND DRE! TELL THEM TO GET THEY OWN SITE AND STOP RUINING WHAT ESKAY HAS BUILT!

  18. beantownbeaner11 Says:

    R.I.P Baatin

  19. "A" Chick Cole aka Im like a young simba Says:

    Damn I hope Drake takes a break after this. Too many crab ass niggas already want him to fail. He needs to chill, enough touring for now.

  20. Smear Says:

    ^^^
    WYF you on about kid?

  21. k1ng Says:

    smfh at drakes career finishing before it even started lol. kid needs to relax and stop being so selfish. i think his done for no more walking for him.

  22. Smear Says:

    ^^^
    *edit *WTF are you talkin about?
    btw I wasn’t talkin to you Chick/beantown… just that “boycott” assclown

  23. PHENOMENON Says:

    Lol & smh at Caucasians trying to debunk Micheal Jackson’s lean.

    No strings. No magnets. Just swag.

  24. soapy Says:

    Drake Falls Onstage, Re-Injures Knee

    *Ol’ Jermaine O’Neal lookin’ ass*

  25. WEST COAST JAY AKA JUSTICE FLOWTOMAYOR Says:

    >>BOYCOTT NATION AND DRE! TELL THEM TO GET THEY OWN SITE AND STOP RUINING WHAT ESKAY HAS BUILT!

    You mad?

  26. WEST COAST JAY AKA JUSTICE FLOWTOMAYOR Says:

    Drake is the Tracy McGrady of hip hop.

  27. "A" Chick Cole aka Im like a young simba Says:

    >>BOYCOTT NATION AND DRE! TELL THEM TO GET THEY OWN SITE AND STOP RUINING WHAT ESKAY HAS BUILT!

    You mad?
    ————————–
    ^roffle!

    Shout Out 2 Nation & Dre for the not posting the Drake YT Video Fall.

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  29. BOYCOTT NATION & DRE Says:

    NATION AND DRE ARE CLOWNS! THE DEGRADE THE QUALITY OF THIS SITE! RT

  30. BOYCOTT NATION & DRE Says:

    EDIT *THEY DEGRADE

  31. BOYCOTT NATION & DRE Says:

    AND THATS MY OPINION, IF U DONT LIKE IT, THEN FUCK YOU! OBAMAS THE PRESIDENT, AND I CAN HAVE MY OPINION, AND THE COMMENT BOARD IS THE PLACE FOR COMMENTS, SO SMEAR CAN EAT A FAT ONE!

    BEEN READING THIS SITE FOR EARS AND MY OPINION S THAT DRE AND NATION HURT THE SITE MORE THAN HELP.

    BTW….FUCK DRAKE TOO. HE IS OK BUT SOME OF U NET HEADS ARE GASSED ON HOUSE OF CARDS! LOL

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