Quartet joined other fans in New York City celebrating MCA Day, an annual tribute to the late Buddhist rapper
This is most likely the best video you’ll see all day: four men dressed as Tibetan monks expertly bust a move right in the middle of New York’s Union Square.
The electrifying show was in honor of late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, also known as MCA. After he died from cancer in May 2012 at the age of 47, fans created an annual MCA Day as a way to remember the fallen rapper.
Why monks? Yauch, a Buddhist, was one of the leading activists in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts to raise awareness.
The ceremonial-robed quartet tore apart the MCA Day floor to one of the Boys’ biggest hits, “Ch-Check It Out,” from the 2004 album “To the Five Boroughs,” which was in itself a love letter to New York City. By the looks of the video, they gave an excellent tribute.
Watch the video above, and please pay no mind to the fact that it’s in portrait mode.