After wrangling half of Hollywood to cameo in the epic video for “Make Some Noise,” the Beastie Boys apparently needed to try pulling off something even more outrageous for the second cut from Hot Sauce Committee Part II. Enter producer Spike Jonze (of Jackass and Being John Malkovich fame), who directed an 11-minute clip for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” starring the Beastie Boys and Santigold as puppets on a mission to escape a few assassins – no sweat.
This chapter of “The Continuingly Ill Adventures Of The Beastie Boys” opens with Santigold and the boys playing a live show that goes awry when snipers open fire. From there, well, madness ensues. Escape from attack happens by any means possible—ziplines, car chases, shootouts, the aid of a talking Yeti who battles zombies. We couldn’t make any of this up. Take a look below.
Last night at Milk Studios saw the debut announcement of the Creators Project, a massive worldwide digital arts event put on by Vice and Intel. It’s easily the most ambitious thing Vice has ever attempted in terms of event packages, and that’s saying something. Curated by Mark Ronson among others, the stellar cast of participating talent covers artists and creative nerds coming together for events in New York, London, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Beijing. The launch event–in New York, also at Milk, on June 26–promises a total takeover of the building for a variety of panels, installations, and of course parties in the inimitable Vice style. Quite likely to be among the summer’s top events in this town.
Vice’s Shane Smith works the room. Photo: Bryan Derballa.
Spike Jonez and Mark Ronson talk about baseball and tae bo. Not really! Just tae bo. Photo: Bryan Derballa.