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10 Classic Beastie Boys Television Performances

Monday, June 9th, 2014

The passing of Beasties Boys member MCA in 2012 is still being felt today by his family, friends, and fans, and that pain won’t let up anytime soon. Whether you grew up a hardcore fan like I did listening to the Beastie Boys’ music or not, their contribution as a group to the culture is undeniable, and MCA was the heart and soul of all they gave to us. Every white rapper out here (including myself) owes the Beastie Boys a debt of gratitude for breaking down barriers for them early on. They knew how to make hit records, have fun, and unlike fellow contemporary white hip-hop artists like Vanilla Ice, they never came off corny. They were three dope MCs and musicians who represented New York to the fullest, were never afraid to be themselves, and with every album release, they pushed hip-hop forward. And most especially, they were ill performers, who knew how to put on a great live show.

To honor MCA and his living bandmates Mike D and Ad-Rock, and celebrate this year’s 20th anniversary of their album Ill Communication (which is a personal Ipcus favorite), I put together a collection of 10 Classic Beastie Boys Television Performances for our latest Video Vault. These hand-picked clips span the first 20 years of their career dating back to their infant stages as a punk band in 1984, and showcase the Beasties’ incredible on-stage chemistry, from the rhymes to the instrumental riffs to the humor. Click the link below to read/watch. This is dedicated to MCA, Rest In Peace.

CLICK HERE: Video Vault: 10 Classic Beastie Boys Television Performances 

Previously: Video Vault: 5 Classic Television Performances by The Roots 

Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger – We’ll Miss You (Uncle Junebug Tribute)

Friday, April 4th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Snoop and Daz lost their Uncle Junebug to cancer. Aged 70 at the time of his passing, Junebug was known the world over for touring, partying and serving as a trusted consigliere to his young nephews. Today Snoop and Daz share a tribute to their late uncle and father figure.

Fuck cancer.

Previously: Trae Tha Truth ft. Snoop Dogg – Old School (Video)

Video: TJ Mizell x DJ Scratch – Jam Master Jay Tribute

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

TJ Mizell, Jay’s son, pays tribute to his late father with DJ Scratch in Hollis. Jay would have been 49 today.

Previously: TJ Mizell x Jay Z – J Train to Marcy

Video: Marco Polo ft. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier – G.U.R.U.

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Marco, Kweli and Guru’s former partner DJ Premier pay tribute to the late Gangstarr frontman with a new visual for their tribute track “G.U.R.U.”.

Spotted: Mass Appeal

Previously: Marco Polo ft. Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C., Tragedy Khadafi & DJ Revolution – Astonishing

Video: Terrace Martin – Can’t Help It (A Tribute to Michael Jackson)

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Michael would have been 55 today. Terrace pays tribute with a cover of “Can’t Help It” at the 1500 or Nothin studios.

Spotted: Complex

Previously: Terrace Martin – 3ChordFold (Album Stream)

Mysonne – Sound of NY (Chris Lighty Tribute)

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Mys pays tribute to Lighty over a track by Ralph Random.

Previously: Mysonne – You Real Me (Video)

Video: Immortal Technique – Roc Raida Tribute

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Tech pays tribute to the late great Roc Raida at the Smokeout Festival in San Bernadino, CA.

Previously: Immortal Technique – The Martyr (Mixtape)

Big Shug – We Miss You (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Big Shug pays tribute to Guru ahead of what would have been his 50th birthday this coming Sunday.

Download: Link

Previously: DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97)

Video: The X-Ecutioners Pay Tribute To Roc Raida

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Rob Swift, Total Eclipse and Precision of The X-Ecutioners pay tribute to their fallen brethren Roc Raida at the UK DMC Finals in London.

Props: Sumit

Previously: Trinity (A.G., Sadat X & DJ Jab) – Roc Raida Tribute

Video: Talib Kweli’s Gil-Scott Heron Tribute

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Talib Kweli dedicates the end of his set last week on the Summer Stage at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn to Gil Scott-Heron. [via Kingsley]

Bonus: Idle Warship ft. Jean Grae & Jay Knocka – System Addict

via Loudersoft. Artwork after the jump.

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