JUNO Award-winning MC/producer Classified has dropped a new video for “Beastie Boy,” the latest single from his recent Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change album.
The visual comes ahead of the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ sophomore album, Paul’s Boutique. Coupled with the release of the Beastie Boys Book, the platinum-selling artist decided to go full into “Beastie Boy” mode and pay homage to the pioneering NYC trio by reimagining the 1989 video for “Shake Your Rump.”
“I grew up a huge Beastie Boys fan and haven’t really had the chance to honor them for everything they’ve done” Classified tells HipHopDX. “I decided to dedicate a full song to them on the record, which gave me the perfect opportunity to recycle one of their old and lesser known videos. Here’s a personal tribute song and video from a Canadian emcee, eh.”
Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change marked Classified’s first full-length release in two years and covered topics steeped in cultural relevance while delivering the innovative and genuine narrative fans expect from the revered MC.
Watch the “Beastie Boy” video above, revisit the 1989 original (just because) below and cop the album here.