Video emerges for Beastie Boys and Nas collaboration ‘Too Many Rappers’ – watch

The track originally featured on 2011's 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two'

The previously-unseen Roman Coppola-directed video for the Beastie Boys and Nas‘ 2011 collaboration ‘Too Many Rappers’ has emerged online.

Click above to watch the video for the track, which features on the final Beastie Boys LP, 2011’s ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part Two’. The video was discovered by a fan of the band, reports Pitchfork.

Late last year, a judge upheld Beastie Boys‘ $1.7 million (£1.01 million) copyright lawsuit win against the Monster Beverage Corp. The case centred on a video created by the corporation which used five Beastie Boys songs in a “Beastie Boys Megamix” and flashed the message “RIP MCA” on screen to promote a show in 2012 without the band’s knowledge or permission. The late Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch stated in his will that his likeness or art, including his work with the Beastie Boys, was not to be used for advertising purposes. Adam Yauch passed away in 2012.

In December 2014, a judge refused to throw out the original verdict, which was decided upon over the summer of last year. US District Judge Paul Engelmayer said there was “ample basis” to believe that the video could have made viewers assume it was endorsed by the hip-hop group. Monster’s lawyer Reid Kahn responded in an email, saying they intended to appeal the decision. “We disagree with the court’s decision and the jury verdict and we intend to appeal.”

During the trial Beastie Boys member Michael Diamond – aka Mike D – effectively announced the end of the band, saying that they promised the late MCA they would not make any new music after he passed away. “We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died,” Diamond said. “We can’t make new music.” When asked if the band would have given permission for their work to be used in the Monster promo, Mike D said: “Absolutely no”.