Having traveled through time and space in previous videos, Beastie Boys enter yet another new frontier in the brand new “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”: Under the direction of Spike Jonze (who has previously worked with the band on the classic “Sabotage” clip among others), Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA and guest vocalist Santigold become action figures. GI B Boys, if you will.
The transformation comes with a price: “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” finds Beastie Boys and Santi pursued by a team of assassins hell bent on their termination. Over the course of the epic clip, our heroes make one death defying escape after another, traveling across land, sea and sky as they elude and combat snipers, zombies, sharks and more.
“Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” is the second video from Beastie Boys’ universally acclaimed Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol), the first being the extended video for “Make Some Noise” a/k/a Fight For Your Right Revisited, which was directed by the band’s own Adam “MCA” Yauch and which Time magazine described as having more stars “than in a Judd Apatow flick.”