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Beastie Boys’ Mike D selling off awards for charity

By | Published on Friday 29 January 2021

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D has announced that he is selling off a load of awards and other memorabilia so that he doesn’t have to look at it all anymore. And also for charity.

The collection, which is up for sale at Sotheby’s, includes various gold and platinum discs, two MTV VMA trophies, and a set of limited edition Beastie Boys action figures. Money raised will be donated to Good Eats, which provides meals to school-aged children at the weekend.

“I was never comfortable holding onto or looking at these awards/accolades that we got through the years”, says Mike D in a post on Instagram. “Don’t get me wrong – I’m appreciative of them, it’s just not something I need to look at”.

“Anyway”, he goes on, “I would give them to my mom whenever they came in and she was really happy to have them. Sadly, she died this last year. She was an amazing woman, but that’s a whole other story. Sooooo we are selling some of the stuff that she had”.

“I know the shit is pricey”, he then notes. And he’s not wrong. Bids for all items are in the thousands of dollars, with both MTV awards set to go for more than $10,000 each. But do remember, it’s all for a good cause.

You can look through all the items on offer here. Bids will close at 9.40pm UK time tonight.