"Sabotage" is a 1994 song by the American hip hop group Beastie Boys. It appears on their album Ill Communication. The song's style might be characterized as rapcore, featuring rock instrumentation, turntable scratches and heavily distorted bass guitar riffs. Its lyrics contain a reference to the Watergate scandal: "I'm gonna set it straight, this Watergate."
"Sabotage" is noted for its acclaimed music video, directed by Spike Jonze and played extensively on MTV. As an homage to (and parody of) 1970s crime drama television series like Hawaii Five-0, Streets of San Francisco, SWAT, Baretta, and Starsky and Hutch, the video is presented as the opening credits of a fictional 1970s-style police show called Sabotage, with the band members appearing as the show characters. Each band member is introduced as a fictional actor, and the names of the characters are also given, effectively making the policemen fictional fictional characters.
The characters appearing on the show are (in order of credits):
* Sir Stewart Wallace guest-starring as himself (played by MCA)
* Nathan Wind as Cochese (also played by MCA)
* Vic Colfari as Bobby, "The Rookie" (played by Adrock)
* Alasondro Alegré as "The Chief" (played by Mike D)
* Fred Kelly as Bunny (played by DJ Hurricane); probably a parody of Huggy Bear