We’re still bummed about the untimely death of Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys. Luckily we found this adorable video of three kids paying tribute to MCA through a reenactment of the group’s popular 1994 video to “Sabotage.” Posted on Vimeo by James Winter, he added the with brief description, “Worked on this with the wife, kids and our nephew over the past week to pay tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch,” we’re assuming the parents were the masterminds behind this idea as the kids aren’t quite old enough to be die hard fans of the hip-hop group. Not only are the kids cute as a button in wigs and fake mustaches, they pull off the kiddie version of “Sabotage” like pros.
Their rendition of the Beastie Boys’ original video has stark similarities. From the rolling over the car scene to the almost empty briefcase to the gambling scene toward the end to falling off the roof the building. It’s similar enough to understand the concept, but the tribute is still their own, with necessary props and nuances to make it age appropriate but something adults can still enjoy. Instead of packages of white substances in the briefcase there was only one bag of Pop Rocks candy; and the game Connect Four was used for the gambling scene. The kids played their roles until the very end, which must’ve been slightly challenging as there were parts that were laugh out loud funny. Of all the fan and actual tributes we’ve seen, this one tops the list. We think MCA would be proud.