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Great post, can't wait to download these. What a find! And thanks for sharing :)

 

not really check Slip, its dated at 1998 even though its a Hybrid Theory demo

 

thanks mate we indeed made a great discovery :D

Mike's incorrect statements about the LP 1998 vs 1999 time are well documented. This is why the demos are mislabeled. Chester even confirmed in the NRG interview last month it was 1999. It's a fact that he joined in 1999, not 1998. There is a boat load of evidence for this; I'm surprised it's still being disputed.

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Actually according to Almamu's scans, the full track name is "F/007 Fiends". Thanks so much to everyone involved in finding these tracks!

 

As the one who discovered these songs (i posted the original thread)
https://www.reddit.com/r/LinkinPark/comments/5xb1t1/urban_networks_rapology/

here is some more info about the tracks:

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Urban-Networks-Rapology-13/release/9521613
https://www.discogs.com/fr/Various-Rapology-14/release/9622841

I first found them at discogs, if you click on artist the links will lead you to Xero's and Mike Shinoda's pages, further more both collections credit Mike Shinoda as the graphic designer.

also the songs are about 1997-98 even though there is no info of it, thats my belief due to the fact that Rapology 16 was released at 1999 and since Chester joined at 1998-99 (its not sure, at interviews they say 99 but they have released some Hybrid Theory demos at LPU's that are from 1998) these demos should have been released at about 97-98.

*Note: Xero's song is called "Fiends" not "Friends".

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AMAZING FIND!

 

Woha, I'm really enjoying this tracks so much!

Someone worked already on a lyrics transcrypt?

 

BTW Fiends sounds A LOT like It's going down, I wouldn't be surprised if Mike reelaborated the work of this track and ended up writing It's going down, wich I love.

 

Of course this is way better than LPU 16

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Work in progress:

http://linkinpedia.com/index.php?title=Drop

http://linkinpedia.com/index.php?title=F/007_Fiends

 

Can someone transcribe the lyrics?

Anyone else thinks that "F/007" means "Feat. 007"?

Some people at lpa think the same but the CD coves look a bit different that other songs. As in, artists names use a bigger font that the song name, and in the case of xero song the f/700 is in a smaller font, just like the other song names. Guess someone might need to confirm that from an appropriate source maybe?
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For those who don't know, 007 was Styles Of Beyond's manager. He was best friends with Mike and introduced him to Ryu.

 

Another question:

The back of the CD says "F/007 Fiends CD Rap Up". I understand "CD rap up" is a play of words with "CD wrap up", but shouldn't we include that in the title of the track since it's in the tracklist?

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drop lyrics. I need help with a few parts. I think he says kazinsky from star trek, not kadinsky the russian artist.

hi
we're back
kenji, artofficial
rapology 13
why do these people have to get in my way
i'm losing more and more pity for idiots every day
say what you want about my outlook, i'm pessimistic
but you're the one who watches jerry springer _______ this shit
just the other day I saw my neighbor on the show
cause her cracksmoking kids were fucking a dog when she came home from work
and it was her beastility videotapes and crack rock that gave them all the ideas in the first place
not even worst case scenario, it's everywhere I turn
rap records still coming out talking about how they got money to burn
and joe can't get his turntables fixed
and this hunchback repair man with a hairlip is a fucking lunatic
when all we gotta do is fix the AC cord that blew out
and this dude's charging us seventy two bucks to take the screws out (that's ridiculous)
i'm fed up and i'm doing all i can do to move to a deserted island and make my own shit out of coconuts and bamboo
the world's nothing but a can full of idiots
the world's nothing but a basket full of stupids
the world's nothing but a bucket full of morons
i don't wanna talk to you so don't look at me
the world's nothing but a can full of idiots
the world's nothing but a basket full of stupids
the world's nothing but a bucket full of morons
i don't wanna talk to you so don't look at me
now i'm starting that kazinsky (felt?) i had a good point
my grandpa's popping valium and viagra, smoking joints
cause the doctor said it would cure his anxiety attacks
but the reason he's so anxious is he's doing all that smack
and my cousin pete the phone sex freak went to vegas with one of the operators and she drove off in his mercedes
and he went around town alone and he gambled all his cheddar
now he and grandpa sit at home and shoot heroin together
but that's what happens in a world of heathenists and heretics
teachers get paid less than cops and psychotherapists
cause it's pretty damn important to give you a ticket for a headlight so you can get home safe and visit charles manson's website
or see the shrink to get your head right
or get on the road and get hit by a slobbering drunk driver running a red light
or get murdered by mr. green in the alley with a lead pipe
or sing the chorus because it's alright
the world's nothing but a can full of idiots
the world's nothing but a basket full of stupids
the world's nothing but a bucket full of morons
i don't wanna talk to you so don't look at me
the world's nothing but a can full of idiots
the world's nothing but a basket full of stupids
the world's nothing but a bucket full of morons
i don't wanna talk to you so don't look at me
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So here are some things to discuss :
-I'm trying to get in touch with Lee "The Crusher" Cadena who is the executive of the cds, so if i accomplish it let me know what would you guys like me to ask him biggrin.gif
-Who is Artofficial: at the back cover says "Kenji & Artofficial (of Xero)" does that mean he was part of Xero as well, is he Joe Hahn?
-The year of release as I said it's probably 1997 or early 1998, any proof of anything about the date ?
-Do you think "F/" stands for Feat. and 007 is SoB manager ?
-Who does the backing vocals in "Fiends" is it Mike himself or Mark or someone else ?
-Who is up for writting the lyrics for the songs ?
-Literally any info about Rapology or Urban Network.
-Finally which one did you like the most : Drop Vs Fiends
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I think it's "I don't wanna talk to you so don't look at me"

 

I do think the same, or probably a very similar sentence.

 

So here are some things to discuss :

-I'm trying to get in touch with Lee "The Crusher" Cadena who is the executive of the cds, so if i accomplish it let me know what would you guys like me to ask him biggrin.gif

-Who is Artofficial: at the back cover says "Kenji & Artofficial (of Xero)" does that mean he was part of Xero as well, is he Joe Hahn?

-The year of release as I said it's probably 1997 or early 1998, any proof of anything about the date ?

-Do you think "F/" stands for Feat. and 007 is SoB manager ?

-Who does the backing vocals in "Fiends" is it Mike himself or Mark or someone else ?

-Who is up for writting the lyrics for the songs ?

-Literally any info about Rapology or Urban Network.

- Some people have already said that Joe Hahn used ArtOfficial as his nickname back then, i think it was Hahninator

- Some people have suggested that, we might need to wait for Mike's or SoB confirmation on that one.

- It doesnt sound like Mark, but its not too long to really make some connection out of it

- There is already a work ongoing on the lyrics. Hahninator has posted most of the Drop lyrics, and Mesck547 has added some to it too

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good to have a comfirmed date :D

 

 

I do think the same, or probably a very similar sentence.

 

- Some people have already said that Joe Hahn used ArtOfficial as his nickname back then, i think it was Hahninator

- Some people have suggested that, we might need to wait for Mike's or SoB confirmation on that one.

- It doesnt sound like Mark, but its not too long to really make some connection out of it

- There is already a work ongoing on the lyrics. Hahninator has posted most of the Drop lyrics, and Mesck547 has added some to it too

i cant find Joe anywhere mentioned as Artofficial, i dont doubt he is, but no proof of it.

I think we should start Fiends lyrics too, anyone up for it ?

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If only the band could actually release some kind of compilation of rare & unreleased songs, THAT would be very appreciated by the hardcore fanbase, I don't get why they don't do that. I love the rawness and Mike's early flow here.

I do think they should make releases of this kind of songs. I really like these two demos because of how raw mike sounds, still powerfull and showing the best he does, rapping like there is no tomorrow. I do hope to see some more demos of this years released in the following months, I'll keep an eye for any opportunity I see to purchase and dump them for the community.

 

Really cool find!

 

So how about Pictureboard now?

 

I can dream anyways!

We all can dream XD

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Because of how Drop starts ("Hi, we're back. Kenji, Artofficial. Rapology 13."), I think they might have been featured in the Rapology series before. We should probably look for volume 12 and see if there's another Xero track.

The tracklist says "Kenji & Artofficial (of Xero)", so I think it's safe to say both artists were Xero members, hence Mike & Joe.

 

Derek said Mike used to make songs with Styles Of Beyond under the name Junkyard Scientific. We should probably look for any release with that name too.

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If only the band could actually release some kind of compilation of rare & unreleased songs, THAT would be very appreciated by the hardcore fanbase, I don't get why they don't do that. I love the rawness and Mike's early flow here.

Look up "Songs From the Underground"

 

It would be cool if they did it again though, I'll agree with that.

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