Beastie Boys and Nas Team Up in Previously Unreleased ‘Too Many Rappers’ Video
We're just as surprised as you by the Roman Coppola-directed clip
Update: the Beastie Boys have uploaded the video their official account. Stream it above.
Let’s just assume that today, some vault somewhere opened up, giving us previously lost gems like an unreleased Nirvana concert bootleg and now, the Beastie Boys’ formerly shelved “Too Many Rappers” music video featuring Nas. The visuals come from the iconic MCs’ last album in 2011, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, and features direction from Roman Coppola, but don’t get your hopes up for the future: Last year, Mike D made it clear that he and Ad-Rock wouldn’t be recording as Beastie Boys without the late, great MCA.
In the newly unearthed clip, the Beasties and Nas run around a grocery store and a park in search of a good time. Stream it above and count your blessings that some deep-digging Beastie Boys fan found it (h/t Stereogum).