In the first verse, Shinoda references the opening lines of Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest" (from his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt
) when he raps:Yo, peep the style and the kids checking for it
The number one question is: how could you ignore it?
Linkin Park and Jay-Z collaborated on the 2004 EP Collision Course
, which resulted in the Grammy Award-winning mashup "Numb/Encore." ("Numb
" is the third single from Meteora