The band decided to team up with popular app Shazam for the premiere of their new single featuring legendary New York rapper Rakim. This is the first single from their forthcoming remix album, RECHARGED<. In a recent interview with Radio.Com, Mike Shinoda broke down why they chose this track as the lead single.
“The reason we went with this single first is that we think it’s a good look into the DNA of the record that we’re putting out this summer. (Rakim)That’s like one of my idols. If you get into the nitty-gritty of his rhyme pattern and the topic in this song, it’s bananas what he is doing. He’s on the some Steve Vai shit vocally.” - Mike Shinoda