Big Pimpin'/Papercut

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"Big Pimpin'/Papercut"
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Song by Linkin Park & Jay-Z from the album Collision Course
Recorded 2004
Released November 30, 2004
Length 02:36
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 69
Key E Minor
Samples Hossam Ramzy - Khusara Khusara
Live debut July 18, 2004
Last played July 2, 2005
Writer Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, J. Capeless, Jay-Z, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Timothy Mosley
Producer Linkin Park, Jay-Z
Label Warner Bros.

Collision Course track listing
  1. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You
  2. Big Pimpin'/Papercut
  3. Jigga What/Faint
  4. Numb/Encore
  5. Izzo/In The End
  6. Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer

Background

"Big Pimpin'/Papercut" is a mash-up between "Papercut", from Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, and "Big Pimpin'", from Jay-Z's Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter. The "Big Pimpin'" portion of the track samples "Khusara Khusara" by Hossam Ramzy. Mike's verse from "Papercut" as well as the chorus of the song were re-recorded.

Speaking to Soundslam on December 2004, Mike Shinoda said, "BPM, theme, key, vibe—all of that played into my decisions of which songs to mix. Our guitarist, Brad, helped me a bit with that part—we usually brainstorm well together. Some were more obvious to me, like Big Pimipin with Papercut."[1]

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Studio

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Big Pimpin'/Papercut Collision Course 2:36 2004 November 30, 2004
  • Mash-up with Jay-Z.
  • Samples Hossam Ramzy's "Khusara Khusara".
Big Pimpin'/Papercut Collision Course (Clean) 2:36 2004 November 30, 2004

Live

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Big Pimpin'/Papercut Collision Course July 18, 2004 November 30, 2004
  • Censored.
  • DVD only.
Big Pimpin'/Papercut LP Underground 5.0 2:32 July 02, 2005 November 21, 2005
  • Recorded live at Live 8 in Philadelphia, PA. July 2, 2005.
  • Jay-Z accidentally sang the beginning of verse two when the first chorus begins. This was fixed on the CD.

Live

"Big Pimpin'/Papercut" debuted at the MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups event in West Hollywood, California, along with the rest of the Collision Course tracks. Linkin Park and Jay-Z had to play each of the album's tracks twice due to lighting messing up. A little less than two weeks later, Jay-Z made a surprise appearance during Linkin Park's set in Holmdel, New Jersey on Projekt Revolution 2004, where he performed the first three songs of Collision Course with the band ("Big Pimpin'/Papercut" included). For some reason, the studio version of "Papercut" was still performed at the beginning of the setlist, while "Lying From You" and "Faint" were dropped in favor of their Collision Course counterparts.

The song was also performed at both 2005 shows, as well. The song has not been performed in any form since then.

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