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1. "Drop" is, for all intents and purposes, an untitled track. An overwhelming majority of tracks on these compilations are just titled "Drop."

 

2. "Fiends" is just titled "Fiends" and I'm really not sure why it's being debated. A little common sense makes it clearly obvious that "F/007" is supposed to be "featuring 007," and if you guys would actually bother to look at the rest of the tracklisting you'd see every other artist on these compilations has their record label credited after their song's title. "CO Rap Up" is "courtesy of Rap Up," which is presumably another early indie label name Xero was associated with like Mix Media. Remember, Rap Up gets a shoutout in one of the scratch samples in It's Goin Down.

 

Sorry for sounding like a dick, I'm just a little confused why anyone would think "F/007 Fiends CO Rap Up" sounds like a song title lol.

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1. "Drop" is, for all intents and purposes, an untitled track. An overwhelming majority of tracks on these compilations are just titled "Drop."

 

2. "Fiends" is just titled "Fiends" and I'm really not sure why it's being debated. A little common sense makes it clearly obvious that "F/007" is supposed to be "featuring 007," and if you guys would actually bother to look at the rest of the tracklisting you'd see every other artist on these compilations has their record label credited after their song's title. "CO Rap Up" is "courtesy of Rap Up," which is presumably another early indie label name Xero was associated with like Mix Media. Remember, Rap Up gets a shoutout in one of the scratch samples in It's Goin Down.

 

Sorry for sounding like a dick, I'm just a little confused why anyone would think "F/007 Fiends CO Rap Up" sounds like a song title lol.

 

1- That looks the case for the Kenji song, as you've said a lot of songs on that record are titled "Drop"

2- It says "CD Rap Up", not "CO Rap Up", anyway, It most probably means Featuing 007 as you've pointed out and CD Rap Up is the label, but the desing of the back cover isnt consistent on that one. It wouldn't make much sense for the song name to be that long anyway. I guess we can end up with Xero ft 007 - Fiends.

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1. "Drop" is, for all intents and purposes, an untitled track. An overwhelming majority of tracks on these compilations are just titled "Drop."

 

2. "Fiends" is just titled "Fiends" and I'm really not sure why it's being debated. A little common sense makes it clearly obvious that "F/007" is supposed to be "featuring 007," and if you guys would actually bother to look at the rest of the tracklisting you'd see every other artist on these compilations has their record label credited after their song's title. "CO Rap Up" is "courtesy of Rap Up," which is presumably another early indie label name Xero was associated with like Mix Media. Remember, Rap Up gets a shoutout in one of the scratch samples in It's Goin Down.

 

Sorry for sounding like a dick, I'm just a little confused why anyone would think "F/007 Fiends CO Rap Up" sounds like a song title lol.

It's in a question because of the font size. "F/ Miss Jones" has the a bigger size (like the artist itself) and a space between the "F/" to the featured artist. Of course "F/007" doesn't make any sense and this is why we're trying to solve it all.

 

It's not "CO Rap Up", it's "CD Rap Up".

 

Tracks without labels has asterisks to note that these are exclusives in my opinion. Hence why "Rap Up" isn't there to refer to a label name.

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Holy shit lmao. I never imagined more Xero songs would be dug up by anyone but the band themselves. This is awesome.

 

"Drop" has some weird-ass lyrics when compared to the rest of the Xero-era music we've heard. I really like Mike's flow on Fiends, too. In your face the whole time.

 

I wonder what other pre-Hybrid Theory music might be out there on random compilations like this that we haven't found yet...

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Do you see that?

Lee chain also helped them when they became hybrid theory

 

http://imgur.com/a/2KMzX

Yes. A message was sent to him by LinkinParkDrew. We're waiting for an answer. We'd like to ask everyone here not to send any more messages to him.

By the way, the Linkinpedia pages have been updated with all the information we have so far:

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

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

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Yes. A message was sent to him by LinkinParkDrew. We're waiting for an answer. We'd like to ask everyone here not to send any more messages to him.

By the way, the Linkinpedia pages have been updated with all the information we have so far:

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

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

 

I hope they get information soon, although I still have a question, if Lee Candena was so "important" in the development of xero and hybrid theory, because we never knew anything of the fate until now?

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You guys can spend all the time you want on the lyrics of Fiends LOL, the rapping is so fast it's almost impossible to figure out what's going on. This is my attempt at first verse and chorus.


sample: "always prevail the human derail" "____ straight from molotov cocktails" (sounds like an unreleased rap song?)


junkyard scientific, styles, ha


yo, I thought you knew, I thought, ha, uh

I tell ya, ha, uh


it's like a royal flush

when the bus? verbally busts

crushed earth's crusts

and enemy emcees to dust

with one touch

don't hinge rhyme, riddle or mystery

with earth rattle reckoning

rewriting ya history

with blistery fleshed mesh with the mess of a civil unrest unwacked

test press (scratch) with finesse, and next

blessed _______ and program for the organs above your necks

addressing hip hop and making it over again

this is the end

(oh man?) you'll never defend

from the deep end, we watch trends and then we see ____ (rock?)

and devise plans, strand them in the penalty box

and mentally stop (plans? brains?) of virtual train wrecks

dissect the picture to the words straight up on the text - ?

what's next?

heat seeking treats meet your sect when you spit a thousand words and have a ????


believe this, i'm only in it for the fiends

and mean every single sentence that i scream

it's just the sound as the break beat kicks that's got us all dancing in the mist

believe this, i'm only in it for the fiends

and mean every single sentence that i scream

it's just the sound as the break beat kicks that's got us all dancing in the mist



incomprehensible bullet hole ventilators ???? (standing still?)

metal invincible diamond and platinum grade

it's like an illogical fabricated fasade

god sent and hell bent

on mentally, now make it an accessory?

eventually you checked me to put you on the chopping block

as a sacrifice to hip hop when i knock you off a razorblade and _____ and axes

put your head in a basket, as an example for those who pass it

-verse 2 still working on....lol-

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I come back and all hell breaks loose? WTF?

 

 

Damn the guy who found the CD for sale must be trying to rip his balls apart lool

Sorry Drew! you lost the chance to buy one of the rarest Linkin Park items ever.

I wonder if it would be possible to obtain more of these.

 

The tracks are fucking fire... Mike's rapping is VISCERAL

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This is insane. All this news so quickly is amazing. Thanks to everybody involved...Drew I wish I saw your reddit post earlier I definitely would have helped dig with you.


"Guests but they're ___ schtick" is what I could try to make out

 

 

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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I think my HD800 S's are coming in handy...

 

it's like a royal flush
A rush when I bust verbally press crush
earths crust and enemy emcees to dust
with one touch
stongehenge rhyme riddle a mystery
with earth rattle reckoning
rewriting your history
with blistery fresh mesh with a mess of a civil unrest on wax
test press scratch with finesse and next
bless with extra-terrestrial techs and program for your organs above your necks
undressing hip hop and making it over again
THIS IS THE END
ill men you'll never defend
from the deep end we watch trends and then we see rock
and devise plans
strand them in the penalty box
to mentally stop brains of virtual train wrecks (doesn't make sense but it's not plans)
dissect the picture to the word stirred up by the text
what's next?
heat seeking treats meet your sect when you spit a thousand words and haven't painted a stroke yet
I'm working too

 

 

 

You guys can spend all the time you want on the lyrics of Fiends LOL, the rapping is so fast it's almost impossible to figure out what's going on. This is my attempt at first verse and chorus.
sample: "always prevail the human derail" "____ straight from molotov cocktails" (sounds like an unreleased rap song?)
junkyard scientific, styles, ha
yo, I thought you knew, I thought, ha, uh
I tell ya, ha, uh
it's like a royal flush
when the bus? verbally busts
crushed earth's crusts
and enemy emcees to dust
with one touch
don't hinge rhyme, riddle or mystery
with earth rattle reckoning
rewriting ya history
with blistery fleshed mesh with the mess of a civil unrest unwacked
test press (scratch) with finesse, and next
blessed _______ and program for the organs above your necks
addressing hip hop and making it over again
this is the end
(oh man?) you'll never defend
from the deep end, we watch trends and then we see ____ (rock?)
and devise plans, strand them in the penalty box
and mentally stop (plans? brains?) of virtual train wrecks
dissect the picture to the words straight up on the text - ?
what's next?
heat seeking treats meet your sect when you spit a thousand words and have a ????
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So two questions left. This:

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.

and what's/who's 007.

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Believe this

I'm only in it for the friends

I mean every single sentence that I scream

it's just the sound as the break beat kicks

that's got us all dancing in the mist


incomprehensible bullethole ventilators

stainless steel metal invincible diamond and platinum grade

it's like illogical fabricated facade

God sent and hell bent

I'm mentally not making any sense to be? (me?)

eventually you're tempting me to put you on the chopping block

as a sacrifice to hip hop when I knock you off

a razorblade and pop and lock with axes

put your head in a basket

as an example for those who pass it

medievally approaching these festivities

jump around frequently when you see me

like being? on PCP

frequently me and Mark transform like DMC

into soundwaves of sun

setting every frequency




headless and workless

crying out your curses

playing all these games and turning this into a circus


quidless and worthless (quidless seems farfetched, but I don't know what else it could be)

playing all these games

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It's in a question because of the font size. "F/ Miss Jones" has the a bigger size (like the artist itself) and a space between the "F/" to the featured artist. Of course "F/007" doesn't make any sense and this is why we're trying to solve it all.

 

It's not "CO Rap Up", it's "CD Rap Up".

 

Tracks without labels has asterisks to note that these are exclusives in my opinion. Hence why "Rap Up" isn't there to refer to a label name.

 

The font size is so inconsistent all over the whole artwork that it doesn't mean much. I agree that it possibly mean featuring, whoever 007 is.

It's also definitely CD Rap Up.

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Going off the lead that Mike says "we're back", they could potentially have a track on a third rapology album. I can't find any information on the internet in regards to Rapology 12 or 10. No sales anywhere, no images even. Rapology 9 has a tracklist and it's much too early for anything Mike would be on.

 

Also what's the first Styles of Beyond track off 14? That'd be nice to hear.

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Going off the lead that Mike says "we're back", they could potentially have a track on a third rapology album. I can't find any information on the internet in regards to Rapology 12 or 10. No sales anywhere, no images even. Rapology 9 has a tracklist and it's much too early for anything Mike would be on.

 

Also what's the first Styles of Beyond track off 14? That'd be nice to hear.

There are a couple of SoB tracks there. I'll be releasing the rest of the tracks as soon as I can dump them.

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The "exhale the smoke from molotov cocktails" line in Fiends is sampled from Emcee 007's verse in Spies Like Us by Styles of Beyond, hence him also being credited on this song.

Any further questions as to whether or not it's supposed to be "featuring 007?" lol.

Also, been doing some digging on the Rapology series and trying to find out whether any other LP-related tracks were featured on them. So far, I've managed to track down tracklistings for volumes 2, 4, 8, 9, 15, and 16 - nothing featured on any of those, but of note, High and Mighty's "B-Boy Document '99" is featured on volume 16, which was sampled in She Couldn't. I'd be willing to bet that's where Mike and/or Joe first heard the song.

*Edit* Found a tracklisting for volume 10 as well (nothing - it's titled as "Rapology X" instead of using the number 10, which made it harder to find), and I just bought a copy of volume 11 on Amazon that didn't include the tracklisting - fingers crossed!. Haven't found any info on volume 12, but I feel like if there are any further tracks to be found, they'll either be on 11 or 12. As previously said, anything earlier than 9 would be too early, and 16 is well into 1999 when Chester was in the band, so I doubt they would have been contributing any further songs at that point.

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