23 years ago to the day, the Beastie Boys traded their beloved 5 Boroughs for the Bay. It was incredibly '90s, as you will quickly observe.
Upper Playground flagged this video, and Hoodline gave it its due, noting that Mike D., Adam Yauch, and Ad-rock visited Groove Merchant to which they would later gave a shoutout on the record Check Your Head. The track "Professor Booty," contains the lyric "This one goes out to my man, the Groove Merchant / Coming through with beats for which I've been searching." Here's that track.
Hoodline also dusted off some video of the group at a performance in town at the I-Beam Club.