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Song by Linkin Park
from the album Reanimation
Released:July 30, 2002
Writer:Stephen Carpenter
Producer:Mike Shinoda
Label:Warner Bros.
Reanimation tracklist
  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


"[Stef]" is a voicemail left on Mike Shinoda's answering machine by Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, who played guitar on "By_Myslf". The recording was used as an interlude on Reanimation.

Music Video

The music video for "[Stef]" was directed by Joe Hahn[1] for MTV2's "MTV:Playback" and features a girl sleeping in her bed while the voice message by Stephen Carpenter is played.

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


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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
[Stef] Reanimation 0:10 2001 July 30, 2002
  • Features vocals by Stephen Carpenter.


  • Stephen Carpenter - 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


Album Version

Next message:
Yo, what up? It's Stef, call me up.
I'm gonna be in town all this week,
So, uhh, if you wanna get that track takin' care of,
Let me know. Call me on my cell, later.


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