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Linkin Park Singers Working With Busta Rhymes

LINKIN PARK co-lead vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda will appear in the performance video for BUSTA RHYMES’ “We Made It.” The video was directed by Chris Robinson, and was shot in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15th.

Says Rhymes of the song: “It ain’t just about the ‘hood, it ain’t just about the suburbs, it’s about everybody. This is one of those songs that can’t be described better than touching the souls of the common people.”

“We Made It,” produced by Cool and Dre, with additional production by Mike Shinoda, and its video will be released in May, prior to the debut of Rhymes’ eighth studio album, Blessed, on June 17th.

Rhymes will also join LINKIN PARK for several dates on their Projekt Revolution tour this Summer.

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1. JAMES 44 writes:

LP suck

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 2:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Phil writes:

Yep, they had their moment in the spotlight and now they're well overdue to f*** off and die.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 4:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. a writes:

i thought april fools was already over

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 7:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Flinch writes:

Come on Linkin Park isnt that bad

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. HempenHalter writes:

They got me into real metal...why don't people realize that although some artists aren't necessarily the most talented, they do help people get into artists who are talented.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Necropolis writes:

Killswitch got me into metal, so I completely understand. You have to have those types of bands to get people interested, but from the opposite angle, their music, and even more so with their most recent album, is not really that metal, so its easy to see why people on this site would not like them. Personally, I agree, you have to have bands like that around to be the gateway.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KF writes:

Busta's earlier albums were fresh. Now it's starting to sound like all the new "hip hop" crap... Funny how all music genres are starting to suck balls...

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ...Just Another Number... writes:

If LP got you into metal then I don't think you really know what metal is man :p When Hybrid Theory came out I was switching between Morbid Angel and LP for the sake of diversity.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am not in the least surprized that a crap band would makd a crap move like this. Good going Stinkin Fart! You should whip that one up!

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

Make*

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Whipe* typin on my phone with wet nails. Hahaha!

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

I wish Busta Rhymes was still good :(

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# Apr 19, 2008 @ 8:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. E-Rock writes:

Do they mean Chris Robinson as in The Black Crowes?

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jrizzle writes:

I agree with Post 12. Busta Rhymes was the sh** back in the day

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BLACKDOG writes:

I understand the point of the song and video.But LP suck's so bad.

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Shoe Police writes:

Why is Linkin Park even mentioned here? I've never seen a band sell out more than these fags. well.....maybe Nickelback, but they were nothing much to begin with.

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Txmetalhead writes:

Linkin park articles are placed here, I believe, for our amusement. We seem to like to dog their sh1t quite a bit..haha

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Txmetalhead writes:

Linkin Park should just move over to HIP HOP - perhaps they will have more success! hehe
They are neither metal nor rock....maybe soft rock..

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. LiquidMetal writes:

^^^the only problem is the gangstas dont like rock and the rockers dont like hiphop. theyre like the half black half white kids back during slavery in the 1800s. they just dont belong anywhere cuz theyre too unique. and they are definitely NOT soft rock. maybe their singles are but if youve ever heard their other stuff, definitely not.

# Apr 19, 2008 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Eishvar R. writes:

You all are dumb, real metal nothing but screaming that takes no talent, if you scream you sound just like the heavy metal. Linkin park do something unique, they got a different sound, mix rap and rox and techno. ALl those heavy metal bands all sound the same and you hating on linkin park because they don't rip off other bands.

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Skate-or-Die writes:

Is it your bedtimes yet kids? If you guys want to talk about linkin park I'm sure there is a blog on Nickelodeon.com or Teenbeat.com to argue how groundbreaking there sound is. It's manufactured music designed to appeal to hip hop crowd, rock crowd, teenage girls, and middle aged parents who are trying to be up to date with the times. Its teen angst music performed by millionares with no credibility. ITS CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Kalis_wrath writes:

^*LMAO* Well put!

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Ifuckedyourmoma writes:

I smell sh**-

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RememberMetal? writes:

Shoe Police writes: Why is Linkin Park even mentioned here? I've never seen a band sell out more than these fags.

The short answer is because one mans definition of metal is not the same as the next.

Ask someone who was into Belphegor in 2000 if Linkin Park were EVER metal and he'd say "no" then laugh....
But for someone who thought "By Myself" was the heaviest sh** they had ever heard it may have been a much needed stepping stone to find metal.

Other people just have sh**ty taste or never look beyond Mtv and LP is as close as they'll get.
--Sad, no?

You ate strained peas as baby. That was FOOD once, not so much now.

Linkin Park were essential to some metal fans as strained peas were to hungry babies. Hopefully you don't eat that sh** today--but you NEEDED it once upon a time.

Oh yeah and he conversations (read: flamewars) between fans and anti-fans are fun.

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# Apr 22, 2008 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Shoe Police writes:

I can understand seeing them mentioned here if it were 2001, but from what they've become, they don't deserve to be here anymore. ... and yes it is sad seeing what some people consider to be metal.

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Kalis_wrath writes:

What I want to know is why these kids revert to the argument "you probably havent listened to them"? Its total bullsh**!

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27. LiquidMetal writes:

skate or die!! hell yeah, good to know im not the only skater here.

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Kalis_wrath writes:

Oh no! LM is a skater! He is a criminal! Arrest him and Skate or die too! Hahaha! Just teaseing.

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. stephen writes:

This news is so metal I can't even see straight.

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30. KoRNBoY writes:

i WaS FeELiN' sExEh s0 i DeCiDeD tEh LoOk iN tEh MiRrOr ;D

# Apr 23, 2008 @ 12:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. negativeone936 writes:

all i gotta say is linkin park practically introduced me to metal along with slipknot, haha i know il get ridiculed for it on this post but wutever. if it wasnt for them i wouldnt even be on this site lol

poison the well-torn

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32. broken face writes:

totally agree with post 5 n 6 you need "gateway" bands if it wasnt for the HATED limp bizkit then i wudnt be into heavy bands like the haunted - sepultura n all shall perish just 2 name a few. Yes there sh** Yes they suck but if it gets people into metal im all for it

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33. Kalis_wrath writes:

I never really had a gateway band. I grew up with classic rock and metal because of my family. Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zep, The doors, Pimk floyd, Janis Jophlin and the alike were staples in the house and my parents would play the classic rock station and the local rock station. So for me it was just a very natural thing to want to seek out more heavy stuff. My padre even is a Pantera fan!

# Apr 23, 2008 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Diamond Oz writes:

Fair enough Broken Face, I'm not ashamed to say I STILL like Limp Bizkit.

f***in' waaaaah!

# Apr 23, 2008 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Kalis_wrath writes:

Diamond, what do you think of Fred Durst?

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36. Diamond Oz writes:

I have said it time and time again, I don't see what people's problem with Fred Durst is lol. I really don't. I'm not too bothered really, people have their own opinion on bands and such and that's cool with me but I'm fine with admitting to people I like Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, early Papa Roach, Soil, well that was my era really lol. If it weren't for those bands I wouldn't have checked out other kinds of metal. S'all good.

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37. broken face writes:

fred durst on stage acts like a arrogunt c*** n a poser. but he anit really that bad u just ave 2 go on myspace n check out the chats hes had with fans n alike. he seems like a real down 2 earth geeza

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38. KoRNBoY writes:

FreEd DuRsT sUx mmMKaY hE a RaPPEr aYo aYo hE mAdE mEh A pOpCoRn aT McDoNaLd'S bEf0 fE wAs fAm0uS aYo aYo ;D

# Apr 23, 2008 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. RememberMetal? writes:

LP blow but if they helped you find metal, kudos for you and them.

I think I hail from the same era as Oz!

At 17-19 I was all about SOAD, Slipknot and Mudvayne's first albums....While I was into thrash, black, death and prog too I found that sh** irresistable...Wasn't even on the radio here. lol

Regarding Fred Durst/Limp Bizkit
I can't stand his voice and particularly his lyrics. Hated his sound when he was underground, popular underground and mega-star.....Though curiosity drove me to check out the track with Scott Weiland and Jon Davis on "Significant Other" WAYYYY back in '99, but I'm fairly sure that song is the bands best....That was also the year I found Opeth!

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40. psythe writes:

Fred Durst blows the big one. Mostly because of his lyrics and general personnae. He was cool back in the $3 Bill days (in fact, I still love that album) and he was amusing on a few of the videos for Significant Other (mainly that 'shut the f*** up' song). Ever since, he's just been another high-strung rap ego. I liked him when he was p***ed off, but the rest of his sh** sucks.

Papa Roach's Infest was a great album, but again, the rest of their material has been pure crap. Powerman5000 started good, but aren't anymore. And Linkin Park have maybe one or two songs every album that I enjoy. Except for that Minutes To Midnight garbage, which I can't stand.

Slipknot and Korn were probably my 'gateway' bands, which turned into Mudvayne and System and from there, progressively better and more 'metal' bands. Now, my top 5 include Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Ozbourne and Tool. Though it changes all the time hahah.

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41. sadimz writes:

lincoln park!!!!!!!

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. linkinparkdiehardfan writes:

man LP rox! i love the new song! we made it! sounds great!

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 7:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. bananaterracottapie writes:

All the "nu-metal" bands except SOAD were Korn clones, anyway. LP is getting more pathetic day after day. Listen to f***in Mr.Bungle instead, f***ers.
Np : Mr.Bungle - The Girls Of Porn

# Apr 29, 2008 @ 7:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Fuck A Name writes:

Limp Bizkit was for me a band i discovered a year or two too late in my search for metal. I'm constantly torn as to whether I like them or not. A few songs i undeniably have a place for in my library for that angsty rap/metal kid in me. But for some reason, i just can't like the band as a whole, never got to be a huge fan. Same with Drowning Pool really; a few songs here and there, but no diamond in the rough for me (although i have yet to hear the new cd with Ryan McCombs as the vocalist; I love Soil very much, so maybe...) And I have never had a prob with Durst, never seen a reason to; He raps, he screams, he wears a red baseball cap, that's all i really know about him. lol, so who am i to judge?

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45. psythe writes:

eww, Drowning Pool! That band has two good songs, and even those are mediocre, and only really good for the first, perhaps, five listens. Soil... shrugs... whatever... Durst raps poorly, screams OKAY (nothing special) and wears hip-hop wanna-be clothes. I don't really want to know anything more about him. Still, some of his music has been alright, and I can respect that.

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46. Fuck A Name writes:

^like i said, no big fan of DP, just a few songs have grown on me that's all. and like you said, Durst's raps never really got me at all. Despite the fact that I like the song Break Stuff, It just ends up annoying listening to him rap after a while on it. Half of all of his rhymes end in the word "f***", so creativity goes really out the window there. I was just saying i had no problem with HIM personally, but his music does frustrate at times. I have my Metal, and then I have those songs that I listen to while playing Video games:background noise that sounds cool. That's where DP and LB come in. Soil goes back and forth for me, as in, it is just fun rock music, but it does'nt embarass you to listen to it, sort of like SOAD. everybody likes it at a basic level, but it's not sell-out mainstream music. Whatever.

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47. LiquidMetal writes:

LP's "one step closer" was the closest they ever got to being metal. maybe thats why they named it that...

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48. lp rules writes:

u son of b****es, and bloody mother f***er nothing to comment on d greatest and best band that has ever existed

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49. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 20 - Chester Bennington - whatever his name is - and Shinoba - both could not sing to save their lives....Bennington always seems to be straining to hit those high notes...he is going to blow out his voice...again. LP is thru man. Hybrid Theory was good, the second album was good, however, lately, they have been having problems. Maybe if LP lost Shinoda, and CB would take vocal lessons, they might be decent..who knows?

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50. Txmetalhead writes:

Early Soil was bada$$ - and early mudvayne - up to LD 50 - kicked major a$$. LD 50 is unreal...that cd is a classic. So fukk that guy who said that all nu-metal bands were clones of KORN ...fukk that...LD 50 sounds nothing like any korn album...that sh1t is math metal...man. I respect KORN - and used to listen to the s/t constantly...at least 10 times or more.

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51. LiquidMetal writes:

too bad shinoda's the MC, he basically runs the band. i personally like the rap mixed with everything else. and shinoda apparently sings better than chester but he cant scream.

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52. broken face writes:

fukin hell i just listened n watched the video 4 this song. Chesters voice sounds like a fukin pop singer *even more so than it did befor* the beat n music is plain sh** n boring. n dont get me started on buster rhymes have u heard him tryin 2 rhyme can that man even read let alone write or rhyme.
If i was god id strike down upon them with great vengence

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53. LiquidMetal writes:

i hate busta rhymes, hes worse than jay-z.

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