|Song by The Visionaries & Linkin Park from the album Unreleased [Demo] (The Visionaries & Linkin Park)|
|Released||April 20, 2015|
"Unreleased" is a 2001 track by hip-hop group The Visionaries in collaboration with Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park. The song was never included on any album, but was eventually released online in 2015.
In 2001, right before their European tour in September, Linkin Park gave an interview to OnStage where Mr. Hahn revealed he and Mike had worked on a track with the hip hop group The Visionaries. "Chester just did a song with Cyclefly and also with DJ Lethal, and Mike and I just finished a track with the Visionaries too."
Later, in 2006, KeyKool, a member of The Visionaries, was questioned by a Linkin Park fan about the song. This was his answer:
"Hey, LMNO did a song with Mike Shinoda back in the day, maybe 6 years ago.
Then the Visionaries recorded a song with Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda, and I believe some of the rest of the group was supposed to add stuff to the song...anyhow, it was before the "ReAnimation" album, and we all decided not to put the song out....so, I guess it's just one of those, never heard, never put out things.
We've only heard a rough version of the song, and never heard anything after that.
Kool, give thanks."
The song was finally released on April 20, 2015 by 2Mex through his Bandcamp page. The song can be purchased for $1.
LMNO said about the recording, "The Visionaries recorded the song at Kevin Sakodas, Mike wasn’t there Joe wasn’t either". Questioned if the song had a title, he answered, "Honestly I’m not sure" The lyrics "put a kink in the backbone" is a reused lyric from "High Voltage".
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Unreleased [Demo] (The Visionaries & Linkin Park)||Unreleased [Demo] (The Visionaries & Linkin Park)||4:40||2001||April 20, 2015||
- DJ Rhettmatic
- Mike Shinoda
- Mr. Hahn
V1: "Call up a relative and tell 'em who the hell it is
- Linkin Park's Magic Mix, January 01, 2002
- The Visionaries - Collab'ing with LP | Linkin Park Forums, October 15, 2006
- Unreleased Demo by The Visionaries & Linkin Park - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, November 02, 2015
- Hybrid Origins: A Look Back At The Early Days - Linkin Park Live, June 20, 2021