Check out Jay-Z and Linkin Park's "Numb/Encore" collab

WRITTEN BY
SPIN Staff

Ever since Dangermouse mashed up the nasal tones of Jay-Z with the psychedelia of the Beatles' White Album, people have been mixing up Jay's rap with anything they could find. I wouldn't be surprised to find an MP3 somewhere that layers "99 Problems" with the Captain and Tennille. But no one since Dangermouse has come up with such a beautiful melding of genres like Jay-Z's recent collaboration with Linkin Park, "Numb/Encore." The song combines Jay's hard hitting vocals with Linkin Park's massive, almost ambient, sound. A live choir adds a gospel feel to the track.

The video for "Numb/Encore," premiered November 10th on the MTV network as part of a program called MTV ULTIMATE MASH-UPS (10:30 pm eastern/pacific). Collision Course, the CD + DVD package will be available in stores November 30th.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 T.I. — New National Anthem Feat Skylar Grey " 04:17
  • 2 Katy Perry — Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (feat. RiFF RAFF) " 03:24
  • 3 Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL — Prince - Clouds " 04:34
  • 4 P. Reign — DnF (feat. Drake & Future) " 03:25
  • 5 Stalley — Jackin' Chevys (Prod. by Rashad) " 03:26
  • 6 Emile Haynie — A Kiss Goodbye (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, Sampha) " 03:46

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA