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Song by Linkin Park
from the album LP Underground XIII
Released:November 18, 2013
LP Underground XIII tracklist
  1. Basquiat (2007 Demo)
  2. Holding Company (2011 Demo)
  3. Primo (I'll Be Gone Longform 2010 Demo)
  4. Hemispheres (2011 Demo)
  5. Cumulus (2002 Demo)
  6. Pretty Birdy (Somewhere I Belong 2002 Demo)
  7. Universe (2006 Demo)
  8. Apaches (Until It Breaks Demo No. 1)
  9. Foot Patrol (Until It Breaks Demo No. 2)
  10. Three Band Terror (Until It Breaks Demo No. 3)
  11. Truth Inside A Lie (LPU Sessions 2013)
  12. Change (LPU Sessions 2013)


"Basquiat" was a demo started by Mike Shinoda after the recording of The Rising Tied and was worked on during the Minutes To Midnight sessions.

Its title is a reference to Jean‑Michel Basquiat, one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Jay-Z, who worked on the Fort Minor album as executive producer, is a notable private collector of Basquiat's work.

The demo was released in November 2013 on the LP Underground XIII CD. On the booklet, Mike wrote: "This was a track I originally started just after I finished the Fort Minor album and was never really sure where to take it. After this, we moved into "Minutes To Midnight" and tried a few vocal ideas on it, but nothing really materialized. Maybe it was meant to be an instrumental."


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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Basquiat (2007 Demo) LP Underground XIII 3:22 2007 November 18, 2013


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