Dedicated

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"Dedicated"
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Song by Linkin Park from the album LP Underground 2.0
Recorded 1999
Released November 18, 2002
Last played August 3, 2002
Writer Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Chester Bennington
Producer Mike Shinoda

LP Underground 2.0 track listing
  1. A.06
  2. With You (Live)
  3. Pts.Of.Athrty (Crystal Method Remix)
  4. Dedicated (Demo 1999)
  5. High Voltage (Live)
  6. My December

Background

"Dedicated" was a song recorded in 1999. It was released on the LP Underground 2.0 CD in November 2002, after Mike used verses from the song on a freestyle at the Wake Up Show in August that year.

A sample of "Dedicated" was used on "It's Goin' Down".

In an April 7, 2010 LPU chat, Mike said that he wrote the entire song himself.[1]

Versions

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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Dedicated (Demo 1999) LP Underground 2.0

Songs From The Underground

A Decade Underground

Compilation

Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition)

3:11 1999 November 18, 2002

Live

It is unknown if "Dedicated" was ever performed in full live, but it is unlikely. However, Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson, along with Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, made an appearance at KMEL 106.1's Wake Up Show on August 03, 2002, where Mike and Rakaa did two freestyles each. Mike's first freestyle consisted of both verses from "Dedicated" (unreleased at the time) while the second consisted of a verse he had written "years ago", before they got a contract, according to a post he did on the Fort Minor forums in 2005. Mike elaborated in that thread that there's a difference between radio/cd freestyling and street freestyling. Radio freestyling often includes pre-written lyrics with some random stuff off the top of your head thrown in. Street freestyling is pure improvisation.[2]

In summer 2009, Mike made a post in his blog asking for suggestions from fans on what he should rap over "Points Of Authority" on Linkin Park's tour to promote "New Divide".[3] "Dedicated" and "Step Up" were the two he picked from the replies to do. The first verse of "Dedicated" was used over the intro of "Points Of Authority" on August 13, 2009 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the only known time any form of this song was used during a Linkin Park show.

On Mike Shinoda's 2018 Post Traumatic Tour, fans who won Meet & Greets at the first few shows of the tour were allowed to watch the soundcheck. Sometimes at soundchecks, Mike took requests for songs. On October 13, 2018 at New York City's Pier 7 show, Mike took a request to play "Dedicated" from a fan, who handed him lyrics to the song after Mike looked up the track himself on his own phone to remember what it sounded like.[4] Mike showed Dan how to play the piano part, and had Dan improvise drums over it. In all, he did the first verse and chorus of the track.[5] Mike said, "They keep requesting this really random Linkin Park, like it's not an album deep cut, like not even an album cut, it's a fan club release from a demo in '99. You guys know what I'm talking about? Yeah, "High Voltage" was one of them, but "Dedicated", these were the two everybody was like, "Do that! Do this song!" How does the music on "Dedicated" even go? Yeah cool, it's like 15 years old, "Can you do that one?" I haven't listened to that song in forever. I'm going to have to go on YouTube because I don't even have it on my phone."

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