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This article is about "Unreleased", The Visionaries song featuring members of Linkin Park. For the list of unreleased songs, see List Of Unreleased Songs.
Unreleased Demo.jpg
Song by The Visionaries & Linkin Park from the album Unreleased [Demo] (The Visionaries & Linkin Park)
Recorded 2001
Released April 20, 2015
Format Digital
Length 04:40

"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."[1]

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."[2]

The song was finally released on April 20, 2015 by 2Mex through his Bandcamp page. The song can be purchased for $1.[3]

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"[4] Dannu Reyes explained, "There was no title because we all agreed it wasn't worthy of releasing... the whole recording of it was not what you hear on this version...it was all split up and the rapper was supposed to rhyme in between... thats why it sounds weird It would have been better if we all wrote together" The chorus is composed of various scratches sampled by DJ Rhettmatic.[5] 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.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Unreleased [Demo] (The Visionaries & Linkin Park) Unreleased [Demo] (The Visionaries & Linkin Park) 4:40 2001 April 20, 2015
  • Released by 2Mex through Bandcamp.
  • Available in MP3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and AIFF formats.


  • 2Mex
  • LMNO
  • R.ēL.Z.M.
  • Dannu
  • KeyKool
  • DJ Rhettmatic
  • Mike Shinoda
  • Mr. Hahn


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