Adam “MCA” Yauch
The video for the original song — the first single off the Beasties’ 1994 album Ill Communication — was directed by Spike Jonze. This visual component of the rap/rock track is a parody of ’70s police dramas like Starsky and Hutch and Hawaii Five-O. The Brooklyn trio plays various fictional characters, most of which sport the vintage porn ‘stache. MCA is billed as “Sir Stewart Wallace guest-starring as himself” and “Nathan Wind as Cochese”.
Yauch died of cancer on May 4 at the age of 47. This tribute is a fitting one for the rapper who, as “Sabotage” and other videos show, never took himself too seriously. [Gawker]