so here’s the official news:
we are pleased to announce a new song, about to hit the streets…a new collaboration we did with the incomparable busta rhymes. chester, busta, and i just shot the video with director chris robinson.
the song is called “we made it” and will be featured on busta’s new album “blessed.” chester sings on the hook (i did some harmonies) and i do the second verse. i did some production work on it, and brad laid down some guitar at the end.
as many of you may realize, this is the first time LP has been “featured” on a new song by any artist. we have done individual cameos in the past (and did a “mash-up” of existing songs with a certain mr. s-dot-carter) but this is the first time you have seen “featuring linkin park” on any all-new song. for my part, the thing that drew me in was the musicality of the track and the sincerity of busta’s performance. it’s a song about overcoming adversity and celebrating the difficult obstacles that we overcome. i loved writing to it, and hope you all enjoy the song, which should be out soon.
also, keep an eye on our linkinparktv youtube channel for video footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot and creation of the song.
to round out the experience, busta told me that he’s setting up a charity foundation (tentatively) called the “we made it foundation” that will be rewarding young students for quarterly excellence in academics and discipline–at home and at school.
more to come.
and just for fun…one of my favorite busta songs from a few years back…WOO-HAAAAA