7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2004
Wow! i didn't expect this. When i saw that linkin park were releasing another album i jumped for joy (i'm a big fan). But then my heart sunk - it was a collaberation with Jay-z. i'm not such a big fan of him. So i went on the internet to have a listen of Numb/Encore. I was taken a back. Jay-z sounded amazing with the backing tracks of Linkin Park and Linkin Park sounded brilliant themselves. I would reccommend this single to any linkin park or jay-z fan.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2006
The mix of linkin Park and Jay-z is so complimentry the lyrics of jay-z match so well to the instrumental of linkin park. if you love jay-z Buy it, if you love linkin parl buy.
P.s can't wait for miami vice as this is the theme tune hope the film is as good as the song
What a genius idea - who hasn't heard this song? It's still played all the time on the radio today, 4 years later - true testament to how good this song is. Jay-Z and Linkin Park fit effortlessly together in the form of mash-up and if you get the chance, check out the video of them doing the Collision Course album live together, it's awesome.
It's a slick song, masterfully blending electronic samples, alternative rock elements and a great beat over the which Jay-Z's raps are memorable. My only slight criticism is that with less of Chester's vocals the song never reaches the raw emotion and power of the original, but that's completely fine as this is designed to work in a completely different way. The instrumental you get as the b-side is a nice extra for remixers too.