The Beastie Boys’ Unreleased ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Performance [Video]
Despite Viacom’s best efforts to ensure the world can’t view the great late Adam Yauch and his Boys on an unreleased performance featured on the Chappelle Show, here it is. Circa 2004.
Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Of The Beastie Boys passed away after a three-year battle with cancer of the salivary gland and a lymph node. Back in 2004, he and the other Beastie Boys (Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond) performed “The New Style” for what would have been the third season of Chappelle’s Show.
The performance, filmed on a boat in NYC’s East River, never aired because Chappelle’s Show didn’t have a third season (a fact we’re endlessly punching holes in drywall about). The show’s co-creator Neal Brennan released the video for the first time on his YouTube page, saying, “Rest in Peace, Adam Yauch. You were excellent.”… then we took it and put it on Vimeo since Viacom is run by a bunch of uptight d*cks… umm… Wait, I didnt mean that…