Enth E Nd

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"Enth E Nd"
Remix-Reanimation Cover.jpg
Song by Linkin Park from the album Reanimation
Recorded 2001
Released July 30, 2002
Length 04:00
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 105
Key Eb Minor
Live debut August 18, 2005
Last played April 22, 2006
Writer Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Laster Paul, Matlin Kurt, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon
Producer Mike Shinoda
Label Warner Bros.

Reanimation track listing
  1. Opening
  2. Pts.Of.Athrty
  3. Enth E Nd
  4. Chali
  5. Frgt/10
  6. P5hng Me A*wy
  7. Plc.4 Mie Hæd
  8. X-Ecutioner Style
  9. H! Vltg3
  10. Riff Raff
  11. Wth>You
  12. Ntr\Mssion
  13. Ppr:Kut
  14. Rnw@y
  15. My<Dsmbr
  16. Stef
  17. By_Myslf
  18. Kyur4 Th Ich
  19. 1stp Klosr
  20. Krwlng

Background

The remix was created by Kutmasta Kurt. Motion Man guests with a rap verse on the track.

In an interview to MTV, Kutmasta Kurt talked about how he chose "In The End" to remix: "I just decided, ‘OK, I don’t know a lot about rock, but let me turn on KROQ while driving around L.A., where you spend a lot of time in your car. I kept hearing the song ‘In the End,’ and I was like, ‘OK, that’s the song I want to do. Hands down, that’s the one I want to do.’"[1] He said Linkin Park is one of his favorite people he has ever worked with, "I think working with Linkin Park has been enlightening as well. Mainly b/c Mike Shinoda in particular is a cool person. When I say cool I mean down to earth, humble and basically everything most rappers aren't. I mean I know guys who've sold 2 or 3 hundred thousand albums and are 100 times more arrogant, while Linkin Park has sold 10's of Millions yet they know how to work with people properly."[2]

About his verses, Motion Man told LP Underground members: "Naw, I wrote it, I took Mike's first four bars and gave it my own rendition. Then, I extrapolated eight bars of my own."

Around the same time the remix was recorded, Mike Shinoda also collaborated with Kutmasta Kurt and Motion Man in an original song called "Standing In The Middle".

Music Video

The music video for "Enth E Nd" was directed by Jason Goldwatch for MTV2's "MTV:Playback". It shows Mike Shinoda, Motion Man (dressed as Spiderman), and Kutmasta Kurt performing the remix while riding a limousine with cameras and lights around Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles.

When asked about his favorite experience with a band member, Motion Man said it was "Telling Mike not to sit on that brick wall with millions of roaches out on the avenue."

MTV: Playback was originally aired on July 27, 2002 at 2:00pm, with a rerun on July 28, 2002 at 8:00pm.[3]

Versions

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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Enth E Nd Reanimation

Redneck Games

Redneck Olympics

4:00 2001 July 30, 2002
  • Remix by KutMasta Kurt.
  • Features vocals by Motion Man.
  • The ending of this version continues in the beginning of Chali.
Enth E Nd (Album Version) Enth E Nd / Frgt/10 4:05 2001 2002
  • Longer ending.
Enth E Nd "Reanimation" Internal Demo 4:03 2001
  • The CD dates from late January or February 2002.
  • Music stops for a second at the beginning of Mike's first verse.
  • Less distortion.
  • Less prominent echoes on Mike's vocals.
  • Alternate take for the doubled vocal at the end of each of Mike's verses.
  • Released on LPLive for free download on March 21, 2013.
Enth E Nd (Instrumental) Enth E Nd / Frgt/10 4:02 2001 2002

Live

While Linkin Park has never performed the song, Fort Minor consistently played "Enth E Nd" from 2005-2006. It was debuted at the 2005 Pukkelpop performance after "It's Goin' Down". Motion Man's verse on the song was always cut from the live performances. Chester joined Fort Minor for this song, the only song he's done so on besides "Where'd You Go", at the MySpace 2nd Anniversary Party and at the Club Tattoo 11th Anniversary. Once Fort Minor went on hiatus, "Enth E Nd" was dropped, and never played again.

Variations

Last Updated: December 24, 2015

Type Description First Played Last Played
Alternative Shortened (No Motion Man Verse) August 18, 2005 August 13, 2006

Live Guests

Last Updated: September 15, 2016

  • Chester Bennington

Personnel

  • KutMasta Kurt - interpretation
  • Motion Man - vocals

Production (Album)

  • Mike Shinoda - producer
  • Mark "Spike" Stent - mixing
  • David Treahearn - mixing assistant
  • Paul "P-Dub" Walton - ProTools enginer
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - mastering, digital editing
  • Nancie Stern - sample clearance

Lyrics

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. 2Na But No Neptunes On Linkin Park Remix LP — Here's Why - MTV, July 26, 2002
  2. Beastiemania.com - Interviews - KutMasta Kurt, June 2005
  3. Linkin Park: Reanimation - Latest News, July 14, 2002