Earlier this month the music world was hit with the loss of Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, better known as “MCA.” The legendary artist had been fighting a battle with cancer after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland back in 2009. Tributes for the late Yauch rolled in from all over the place, while fans as well as colleagues and other musicians shared their grief on Twitter and Facebook.
But as far as tributes go, it’s going to be really hard to beat this.
Amateur filmmaker and possible best dad of all time James Winters grabbed his children, his nephew, and his wife and decided to recreate the Beastie Boys’ legendary video for their song “Sabotage.” You know the one, right? The awesome 1970’s throwback video that’s found itself in the pantheon of MTV classics, mentioned by many as one of the best music videos of all time.
Without further ado, here’s “Sabotage” – with kids:
The Beastie Boys released “Sabotage” in 1994. Along with rocking the bass for the track, MCA had two roles in the iconic music video. The Spike Jonze-helmed video was nominated for “Video of the Year” at the MTV Music Awards, but lost out to Aerosmith’s “Cryin’.”
The video caused a minor controversy due to some of the imagery. The dude-falling-off-a-bridge scene had to be cut for the video’s normal playback on the network. As you can see, Mr. Winters decided to go full body-on-pavement for his recreation.
As awesome as that tribute video is, I’d be remiss to leave the original out of your heads:[h/t Uproxx]