Jay-Z and Linkin Park


Miami Vice Performer
Chester Bennington
Rob Bourdon
Brad Delson
Brad Wilk
Joseph Hahn
Dave Farrell
Mike Shinoda

Jay-Z and Linkin Park was a short-lived collaboration between American rock group Linkin Park and rapper Jay-Z whose song "Numb/Encore" was featured in the Miami Vice film, the first song featured in the movie.


Created as part of the MTV Mash Ups series, the collaboration began when Jay-Z contacted Linkin Park's principal songwriter, Mike Shinoda, about a mushup project. They soon decided that they would prefer to re-record their respective contributions rather than simply attempt to make existing songs fit together, hoping to give the songs better flow and continuity. Jay-Z and Shinoda re-recorded their rap vocals to fit the new beats, and the remaining members of Linkin Park also recorded new instrumental and vocal tracks to match. The album that resulted, Collision Course, was completed in just four days. The collaboration disbanded after the album, although Jay-Z has worked with Shinoda on some of his solo efforts since.

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