For anyone who hasn't, listen to the entire Collision Course record. It's pure gold. The album is second only to Danger Mouse's Gray Album.
Growing up Linkin Park was a band that I felt was very relatable. As an adult I go back and listen to the same songs and they still have almost the same impact, if not more. I'm thankful to have grown up with this band and their message. RIP Chester, I never felt alone when I heard your message I just wish the fan's voices could of helped. I'll never forget how much you helped me.
Really enjoyed how he tweaked the way he sang it a little, just in 4-5 places and it seemed like he was really just almost dictating you a story.
Someone pointed this out in the thread on r/hiphopheads Jay's breath control makes him such a fucking amazing live performer. I'm sure some of it is mixing as well but it's incredible how Jay rapping live sounds almost exactly like he does in a studio.
My Brother and I use to sing this song together and he was always Jay and I was always Chester :(
Thanks for posting. Just what I needed this Saturday morning.
This song really was the perfect storm. As far as collaborations go, this has to be right up there.
I absolutely love the jay z linkin park record. Just so damn good all around!
If you can find it, the live performance from live 8 philadelphia is awesome, and way better than the album they released. Jay-Z sounds like he's half asleep on the album, but here with Linkin Park's music behind him he really gets into it.
I just wish Jay-z would write a song about how he used to be poor and now he isn't
The first song I ever heard which introduced me to both Linkin Park and Jay-Z. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to see Linkin Park live when they came to South Africa a few years ago.