Adam Yauch’s Hilarious Alter Ego Epitomized the Beastie Boys’ Michievous Creativity
Frequent Beastie Boys collaborator Nathaniel Hörnblowér has an impressive resume. He directed classic Beasties videos (including ‘So What Cha Want’ and ‘Pass the Mic’) as well as the rap trio’s 2006 live concert film, Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!. He is even credited for the iconic photograph on the cover of Paul’s Boutique. Nathaniel Hörnblowér, of course, was the ludicrous alter ego of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. The character was an outlet for the group’s mischievous sense of humor –and it symbolized Yauch’s boundless creative presence in the band.