Carry Me Away (Cypress Hill feat. M. Shinoda)

April 7, 2010

Some of you have started hearing the leak of my new track with Cypress Hill, “Carry Me Away.” Lots of good reviews, which is always nice.

I met the guys sometime around the year they joined us for the Projekt Revolution Tour.Β  I’ve been a fan of Cypress since their first album (which I had to sneak out to buy because my mom wouldn’t let me listen to songs with titles like “How I Could Just Kill A Man,” “Pigs,” and “Hole In The Head.”

For our collaboration, I sang the chorus and produced the music (no samples–all original instruments, BTW), and they did the verses.Β  Look for more updates about the song and their album here:



  1. Lionel on June 9, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Very nice song..U’ve got the magic in ur voice mice, wish i could sing n rap with u someday πŸ™‚

  2. Lefteris_Greece on June 5, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I’ve been a fan of both cypress and LP for a long long time…
    It’s sad actually that this song was some of the most heart touching ones, since Meteora. Most anxious waiting for the new LP album, and even more to see you again in Greece!

    And everyone waits you to Rap again!!!

    Much Respect, Lefteris

  3. MJ59 on May 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I really love the song!You’re really good!!!Especially the guitar sound and drum beat.It really got stuck in my head all day long!(and it still does.)
    Do you have a plan to use it for future LP songs as a sample? I think it would open another side of LP sound and people would like it!

  4. SwollenBlackMagic on April 25, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Well, the beat is perfect! And lyrics, of course too. But I expected something else. Next time you’ll rap with B-Real, won’t you? ;>

  5. Wyatt on April 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Mike, you are the ultimate ARTIST. It seems impossible that you can have such talent: great painting/ art exhibits (glorious excess), bass, rapping, beautiful singing voice; how could anyone have all that?

  6. Wyatt on April 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Mike, I have been a big fan of yours since Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory, like most of the people here I guess. Your voice is so underrated! I love how you sang In between. And you sing phenomenally in Carry Me Away, I seriously can’t stop listening to it! I have listened to it about 6 times in about the last 45 minutes.

  7. Martha on April 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Ahh! That song is my favorite that you’ve done with another artist. Seriously… Good work!

  8. Kyle on April 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Great job Mike.

  9. Ted Watts on April 16, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Hey Mike yu should make your solo debut studio album, and get Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Travis Barker, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg on it, also you should produce tracks for Eminem, maybe in his Recovery album.

  10. Jo_o8 on April 15, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Cypress Hill’s song “Rise Up” reminds me of Linkin Park’s “Forgotten” on the The Hybrid Theory album.

  11. Dylan on April 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Amazing song. You kick some serious ass.

  12. TIFFTIFF33LP on April 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    cool,awesomeness mike!!^_^

  13. Dennis on April 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Awesome. I love cypress hill and the soul assassins. Any more work with that camp? I know you were supposed to work with ill bill of la coka nostra. I think your beats would suit everlast, sick jacken, evidence and especially adil omar, hes this new pakistani rapper whos also collabed with b real and cypress

  14. Christian Alejo on April 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Yo Mike nice job on the chorus and the beat your my hero!!

  15. Analyn on April 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    wow, a very amazing vocals mike, i love it. I can sway my body on the beat too

  16. ammy aybar on April 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I can not believe! really πŸ˜›

  17. YeezyDude on April 11, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I love your singing Mike, and more your rapping. I must say, that it’s rare an artist can master both. I mean how do you do it Mike? I’d like to see you or the band (Linkin Park) make a collaboration with other rappers. Like ones, that makes good rap songs and you haven’t collaborated with them yet. Maybe one, that’s working on his awesome upcoming album right now. πŸ˜‰

  18. Alessandra on April 11, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I loved the song! But probably your mom didn’t XD

  19. Casey Mosley on April 11, 2010 at 12:33 am

    haha thats funny…now u can be like “hey mom, u remember that band u didnt let me listen to when i was younger? guess what…i just made a song with them. HA!” then u can run away before she spanks u….lol

    kudos on the song…it’s awesome =)

  20. MiKEZFAN on April 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    This is The Song If You Want it To Hear It:

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  21. Kimmi C on April 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I love the song! The beat is effing awesome man!
    I love Cypress Hill and I love you!
    Keep doing what you do, PLEASE! ❀

  22. GreekLegend on April 10, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Mike you are the King Midas…please keep using your hands.

  23. Dert on April 10, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Also check out Mike’s remix of Leave Out All The Rest,

  24. Kalini on April 10, 2010 at 6:17 am

    It’s so great!!! Thanks so much for the link. The song is so special! I liked every part of it – the lyrics, the vocals, the melody… The guys from Cypress Hill sound great, you sound great in the song. I’m so happy they did a new record together. Congratulations for the successful collaboration! You’ve done a great job together. K

  25. josephbenny on April 10, 2010 at 5:16 am

    this song is awesome…mike your amazing bro,i swear your amazing

  26. Noel on April 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    the song is just so awesome, the guitar just puts in the ambiance of the song, the hook is amazing, the rapping is great.the song just carries me away. btw why didn’t you rap a verse? just curious.

  27. Mark on April 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Awesome job Mike! Would be great to hear something similar on the next LP album.

  28. ZAHRA on April 9, 2010 at 7:45 am

    thanx! oh and i’m listening to ur pod on nerdist i found it on a crazy weird site!lol dude its sooo long ! i dont want to hear the same sound!!! i’m happy its gonna be different!i feel like u think we’re just crazy about lp (and we are but…its not like that) we love u guys 4 the different music ,i never get board of hearing u guys every day!its more than inspirational! btw if i find 10’000 ppl that live in iran that want to see u guys live!(and make a revaluation soo they change the rules so u guys can come) !!will u come?!?!i’m gonna go for it but first i need a approval! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  29. Fatima on April 9, 2010 at 7:25 am

    great song Mike!! thank you!

  30. nicky ryback LPU on April 9, 2010 at 6:01 am

    i just wanna say ask about how many Linkin Park ‘s studio around the world?? where and what is that name??

  31. Jaxx on April 9, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Viper-619: shhh don’t put him off! And actually today it is sunny in Reading! And I have been sunburnt at Reading Festival 2 years in a row!

  32. Elliot on April 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Hey mike, quick ?. Was that you on the guitar track? if so, i’m very impressed! it sounds very sick with the song!

  33. Vean on April 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    this song is f*cking awesome. seriously.

  34. Viper-619 on April 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Haha Jaxx, you are a funny guy!

    “Maybe August would be a great time for you to take a vacation to sunny Reading”

    I don’t think there has been sun in reading for about 6 years :p

  35. Jaxx on April 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    So Mike…Cypress Hill are playing Reading Festival this year…Maybe August would be a great time for you to take a vacation to sunny Reading and while you’re there you might as well join them on stage…sounds like good times to me!!

  36. Rohit Sharma on April 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Here’s a fun online game Mike:-

  37. AustinW on April 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Frickin epic song Mike, truly awesome.
    Is the new album gonna have this sort of feel to it (minus the rapping throughout)?

  38. aberu on April 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Mike, do you have plans to have a music video for Carry Me Away?

  39. dolly on April 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    awesome song!!!

  40. Nida on April 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    hello Mike! I know this is off topic but I got a new Twitter and added ppl ( don’t worry ur one of them πŸ˜‰ and I also found Rob’s and Joe’s Twitter but I don’t know if it’s really them or not. so do they have one or not? thx πŸ™‚ btw I’m niduhhh on Twitter and I left a silly tweet ^^

    • M Shinoda on April 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      As far as I know, Rob and Joe are not on Twitter.

  41. Samuel Elbaz on April 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Mike the song is awesome you are amazing at producing and writing music. I am always inspired by everything you do, keep up the amazing work and I can’t wait for your future projects (hopefully one will be a new Fort Minor album). Anyhow thanks for the awesome new track with Cypress Hill they definitely sound classic and awesome on carry me away track.

  42. ceZAR on April 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    listen you sing like this is really awesome ’cause the song has too much rap and this part is the piece that break this.

    will we find chorus like this in the new album?

  43. c on April 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    mike, there is a rumour which lp would play in a brazilian version of woodstock, and i want know if it is true, thanks

  44. Zara on April 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Im loving Carry Me Away Mike, looking forward to get Rise Up.

  45. Anthony on April 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Mike, I love your voice! I enjoy the rapping, but I do wish you would sing more on LP albums. I love every song on every LP album equally, but my favorite on M2M is “In Between”. Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to buy the new album!

  46. connie on April 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    hey you guyz should go on tour together. that would be epic

  47. princess on April 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm


  48. yun on April 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I’m listening to it, trying to feel it. I usually love how you sing (viscerally), but I feel like here something’s wrong..Maybe the voice is too distant, too far away from the hard rapping style of the verses. Just a critique, good or bad, I guess it’s interesting to know what your fans really think of your music. Anyway congrats for being a part of this song, I know you loved Cypress since you were a kid! πŸ˜€

  49. ---> RPd on April 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Mike is the best… but Cypress Hill mmm….

  50. fahad on April 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    mike , i bet this is the song i love the most, the best best best best best best one, got no words for it, i am just addicted, listening it for more than 100+ times

  51. Nicholas on April 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    loving it mike πŸ™‚

  52. LPU_Betty(: on April 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    woah that was pimpin.
    good work!
    any chance you might be singing in the new album?

  53. cincybmxlpfreak on April 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I like it, Mike. Good work. πŸ™‚

  54. linkinparkette on April 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    hey i have heard of them πŸ˜€
    im going to go listen to it now

  55. maria on April 8, 2010 at 11:55 am

    @Gosia “Margaret” Pyrek I watched that too ..2 bad green day was nr 1 with basket case doest matter ..anyways the song is just awesome i listen it all day …and it would be great if we had the lyrics ..thanks mike and cypress hill for this amazing song..xD

  56. katouche *didi* on April 8, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I’m listening to it all day and a love it!!! It’s amazing!
    I love your voice on this song!!! XD
    Your song is great!!!

  57. Ailina Bennett on April 8, 2010 at 10:47 am

    i love it mike.u have the most purest sounding voice’s out there

  58. squide on April 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

    This song is amazing.
    all the sounds and instruments are awesome..
    Your singing is so melodic too..
    But waht happened to “RappingMike”? Now you singing on huge number of new songs, but no rapping…that’s really sad πŸ˜₯

  59. Microrganismo on April 8, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Huge song Mike. In my opinion you’re a music genius. Everything you touch became extraordinary. You should sing more and, of course, rapping too on the next LP album!
    Congrats from Portugal.

  60. Gosia "Margaret" Pyrek Poland Big Fan But Young on April 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Great song ! I love Your voice πŸ™‚ It’s incredible πŸ™‚

    BTW. Today I watching program “Green Day vs Linkin Park” ( I think that it will be better “Linkin Park vs Green Day” cuz You guys are awsome . . . just NUMBER ONE ! The best band ever ! πŸ™‚ )

  61. Alexandra Nofi on April 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I have been waiting for this for a while. And I am actually anticipating this more than Blackbirds. Now, you said you “sang” the chorus, instead of “rapped”, so that leads me to believe that we may hear you singing this time. I, for one am glad. Your voice may not sound as professional as Chester’s, but it’s emotional and genuine. Basically, you could sing the phone book and it would sound awesome.

  62. Lucas Maffra on April 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Mike i love you and you with cypress hill is amazing!

  63. Frannie on April 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Wow that soooooo awesome!

    Keep it up! πŸ™‚

  64. RV on April 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

    [[The song fckng kcks _ss Mike. Finally a new album by the Cypress guys :D]]

  65. Linkin_Theorist on April 8, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Awesome jam πŸ™‚ Great song.

  66. Super_Nani on April 8, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I like this sog very much.
    itΒ΄s amazing, i must hear it many times again and againand donΒ΄t get it out of my head.

  67. joannasasanka_poland on April 8, 2010 at 9:05 am

    it’s sad that it leaked before its official release.
    this song is really nice and Cypress Hill made a great piece of art:):):P
    Mike,your vocal parts and music is so awesome.
    you should make some more songs with CH in the future:)
    wish you all the best:]
    ps. that sentence makes me rotfl “album which I had to sneak out to buy because my mom wouldn’t let me listen to songs with titles like β€œHow I Could Just Kill A Man,” β€œPigs,” and β€œHole In The Head.” πŸ™‚

  68. Tim on April 8, 2010 at 8:31 am

    hey, heard the song, and love it. how much will you be singing on the new album, and will it be simialr to no roads left?

  69. Chirag Shekhar on April 8, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I think even though it’s like M Shinoda a fan of Cypress Hill but, to me, it’s you made their music better !!!

  70. Ruben91lp on April 8, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Awesome song! Good job on the beat and melody(singing)

  71. LP_Freak_ on April 8, 2010 at 8:10 am

    It’s an amazing song!!! I love it!!! Well done! πŸ˜€

  72. unleaver on April 8, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Track is dope!
    I would like to see your beatmaking video, Mike!

    check out this (mine):

  73. Version One on April 8, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I was waiting for you to drop a verse but other than that it was a solid track. Great production.

  74. cuz on April 8, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I love this song! Great job Mike!

  75. Romy on April 8, 2010 at 6:51 am

    OMG!!! Mike you SHOULD SING MORE!!! It’s beautiful!

  76. Matt Andrews on April 8, 2010 at 6:49 am

    When I was in the car with my mom and my girlfriend yesterday, my mom asked to hear the song that I had been listening to all day long (Carry Me Away). I put it on in the car through my iPhone and she started bobbing her head. She loves it. My mom is 59 years old! LOL!!!

  77. CurlyLp on April 8, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Great song, congrats to you and Cypress Hill! Beautiful beat and lyrics. I will buy this album for sure because has many awesome songs. πŸ˜€ “(which I had to sneak out to buy because my mom wouldn’t let me listen to songs with titles like β€œHow I Could Just Kill A Man,” β€œPigs,” and β€œHole In The Head.” haha πŸ˜€

  78. XKREYSX on April 8, 2010 at 5:53 am

    YYYYEEEESSSS@!) F/ COOL!!!!!!)

  79. JP Kaukonen on April 8, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Yo Mike,

    As I said yesterday in the last post, I LOVE THE SONG SO MUCH.

    It’s all I’m listening to right now. INCREDIBLE. That song includes EVERYTHING I LOVE.

    You’re the best<3,

  80. Nikos on April 8, 2010 at 5:14 am

    really great song…

  81. Josh on April 8, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Cypress are friggin awesome. Hope you lot had a nice blaze πŸ˜‰

  82. TheGlueLpFan on April 8, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Well you’re getting a good review from me too:)You voice sounds amazing!Btw when I got Misho Shamara’s album I had to hide in my room and listen to it just because it was so explict…lol I used to like his music back than.So good job!Waiting to hear the whole album.

  83. chester7890 on April 8, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Its really good!!!!U should sing more!

  84. Michiel de Nooijer on April 8, 2010 at 3:24 am

    wow! that sounds great! nice work mike!

  85. Jinling on April 8, 2010 at 3:22 am

    I am from China and all the Chinese fans cannot visit mike’s blog after his blog revision…!Because it is blocked by the government…So please do something and work it out!

  86. GunSam on April 8, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Very good work with the song Mike! It’s awesome! πŸ™‚

  87. Christina on April 8, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Mike, your voice is so cool. The song is awesome ;]

  88. ThE BlaCK HaWK on April 8, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Yep I heard it yesterday, and I was…OUT OF WORDS!…you did it GUH-REEAAT Mike, one of the coolest beats ever. I wonder if you’ve heard the track Lil Wayne Ft. Eminem – Drop The World, it’s got a cool beat too…[but not good as yours]

    After your upcoming album, I think it’s gonna be great if you do a mash-up or remix album with GBC guys, Cypress Hill, and of course Linkin Park guys too, it’ll be AWESOME, it’s been quite a while that you haven’t done any mash-up albums, we miss a mash-up!

  89. xenith on April 8, 2010 at 1:07 am

    One of these days Mike you will have to accept that you have such a unique voice that listeners loves outside of rap also.

    This and No Roads Left FTW! (Yes thought I would be a little nerdy there lol)

  90. Swati (LP) ;) on April 8, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Hi Mike! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› … I have nothing to say… just…
    ALL THE BEST πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  91. keineahnung on April 8, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Just LOVE the song!!!!! it’s awesome!!!!! Can’t wait to get this album on 16th (TG for German release dates, so that’s gonna be a great birthday present to myself lol) πŸ™‚

  92. adam on April 8, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Mike you are the most diverse talent ever.

  93. Lukas on April 8, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I dont even like rap and my itunes says i’m after listening to that song like 50 times πŸ˜€ good job from you ofcourse and CH πŸ™‚ Wish they done this song as a single with a video πŸ˜›

  94. Rebecca on April 8, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Hey Mike, your voice is so incredible in this song! I love it. I could listen to it the whole time. πŸ™‚ (from Germany)

  95. Danny Plant on April 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

    mike, i have only one question
    and please if you can, say an answer
    will you sing in the new album? (and i mean sing like you do in a couple songs)

  96. EvoOba on April 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I looooove Cypress Hill and I loved the song!!! Your voice is amazing Mike! It fits perfectly with the chorus πŸ˜€ It’s simply awesome!!! I had to donwload it though :/ I couldn’t wait till the album comes out but I promise I’ll buy it as soon as it does^^

    Btw can you give us the lyrics? I tried wirting them down while listening to the song but I came up empty…I’m missing a lot of words…I’d appreciate it if you πŸ™‚

  97. Zeus Caldas on April 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    awesome! cypress hill is so pretty good! with mike shinoda also, excellent πŸ˜€ (from brazil)

  98. abby on April 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    yeah, yeah, please post the lyrics here.. thanks MIke.. πŸ™‚

    been listening to Carry Me Away last night..

  99. Farhan Khan on April 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Sounds Great.
    but if you could spit few more lines, that would ve been great.
    anyways love the chours , and your music. always inspirational.

  100. Jen on April 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I’ve heard the track…love it! You and Cypress Hill should do more songs together, coz the combo is sweet as! I’ll totally be buying it when it’s released.

  101. Julian on April 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Mike, regarding you saying how fans reacted to your 17 second Blackbirds, I even found a remix of the song on youtube which is extremely cool. Hope you can check it out!

  102. Tarun on April 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    MIke i love your voice on this song, so subtle. xD

  103. nave obeso on April 7, 2010 at 10:33 pm


  104. widya rahayu on April 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    can’t listen to it on my cell but i’m so curious! is it downloadable?

  105. gerry on April 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    the song is amazing, the whole album is fire, a great range of sounds, each song is really unique. gerry

  106. pepper on April 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    vocals sound good mike! nice colab =D

  107. lpfmfan on April 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I love this song, Mike! Lyrics? I tried to listen to it and write it but I know I’m wrong in some parts. But I’m definitely buying this album, I heard some other amazing songs.<3 :]

  108. kelly jean on April 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    i’ve been listening to it all day and i really love the lyrics you’re singing. excellent

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