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Watch Vintage Concert Footage of a Young Donald Glover Going Crazy at a Beastie Boys Concert

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The Internet, man.

In 2006, the Beastie Boys released Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! It was a concert film with a pretty ingenious premise: the group passed around 50 cameras to folks in the audience. The majority of the footage in the documentary is from those cameras.

The sold-out concert took place on October 9th, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. One person who was in attendance: Donald Glover.

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A user on Reddit noticed that there is a short cameo of a young Donald Glover; he is going crazy, rapping along to “Three MC’s and One DJ.” He posted the clip of the documentary and wrote:

What a one-in-a-million occurrence; I mean there’s crowd shots of concerts, comedy specials, sports events, and game shows all the time, but how often is it ever anyone besides just some person? Very cool.

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It’s not confirmed…but it seems to be him:

Source: Mattacular

If it’s Glover (and we’re like 90 percent sure it’s him) he would have been 21 and a student at New York University. .

H/T: Uproxx

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

Dimas Sanfiorenzo is the Managing Editor for Okayplayer. He specializes in coverage centered around music, pop culture, and politics. Email: Dimas@okayplayer.com

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