Collision Course

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Collision Course
CollisionCourse EP.jpg
Album Type EP
Released November 30, 2004
Length 21:18
Genre Rap Metal
Rap Rock
Alternative Metal
Alternative Rock
Label Warner Bros.
Machine Shop
Def Jam
Producer Rick Rubin
Linkin Park
Mike Shinoda
Kanye West
Next Album Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes
Next Video Album The Making of Minutes to Midnight

For the booklet lyrics, see Collision Course Lyrics Booklet

Collision Course is the first collaborative EP, and the fifth video album, released by American rock band Linkin Park and American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on November 30, 2004, under the record labels Warner Bros., Machine Shop, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Def Jam Records.

The EP contains a CD with a DVD for this album. The CD contains 6 tracks, full of mash-ups from Jay-Z and from Linkin Park. Meanwhile, the EP has a DVD that contains a documentary on how they made the EP, and with a live performance (while performing the 6 tracks off of the EP). The DVD also contains the "Special Features" menu, such as the "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups" that's originally aired on November 2004 with "It's Going Down" by Linkin Park, without Jay-Z, and tracks 1, 3, 4, and 6 off of the EP. Finally, the DVD also contains a "Photo Gallery" section on the "Special Features" menu, and it contains a 5.1 Surround Sound.

It is the second EP ever (after Alice in Chains' Jar of Flies in 1994) to top the Billboard 200, going on to sell over 300,000 copies in its first week.


The once-in-a-lifetime performance by Jay-Z and Linkin Park got filmed for the DVD at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, California on July 18, 2004. The first 4 tracks on the EP was played by Linkin Park and Jay-Z at the Live 8 concert and only 3 songs of the Live 8 performance was released on the fanclub special edition EP, "LP Underground 5.0".

The next time the Collision Course songs were played was from New York City at the arena of Madison Square Garden in 2008, only Numb/Encore and Jigga What/Faint were performed. Jigga What/Faint has a new outro which was the same outro Linkin Park been using for their 2007 shows outro for Faint. On Numb/Encore, the band abbreviated the song up to the part where Chester sings his part, they stop then went into Jigga What/Faint. The other mashup song Jigga What/Faint was performed by Jay and LP with a same outro LP been using in 2007 as Faint Extended Outro, before the band began to play their hit single Bleed It Out from their third studio album release Minutes to Midnight in 2008 from the band's second live album/DVD Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes. On the DVD of Collision Course, part of the Don't Stay intro can be seen as the encore is started, evidence of this can be seen as it showing Rob hitting the tops while Mr. Hahn was sratching over the intro then Mike and Chester came out.


The whole extended play contains profanity, leaving out the language uncensored and the Parental Advistory sticker on the album. The other version of this EP is clean, removing little or some profanity on all tracks, leaving out the words "bitch", "ass", and "hoe" uncensored and without the Parental Advisory sticker. The song Izzo/In the End is left the way it was before for the two versions of the EP, leaving the word "bitch" uncensored.

Track Listing[edit]

# Title Writers Length
1 Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You Shawn Carter, Timothy Mosley, Linkin Park 4:04
2 Big Pimpin'/Papercut Shawn Carter, Timothy Mosley, K. Joashua, Linkin Park 2:36
3 Jigga What/Faint Shawn Carter, J. Burks, Timothy Mosley, Linkin Park 3:31
4 Numb/Encore Linkin Park, Shawn Carter, Kanye West 3:26
5 Izzo/In the End Shawn Carter, Kanye West, B. Gordy, A. Mizell, F. Perren, D. Richards, Linkin Park 2:45
6 Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer Linkin Park, Shawn Carter, Rick Rubin, N. Landsberg, F. Pappalardi, J. Ventura, L. Weinstein, W. Squier, T. Marrow, A. Henderson 4:56

Enhanced content on the CD[edit]

  1. "Links To Bonus Content"
  2. "Photos"

DVD track list[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. In The Studio
  3. Jay-Z Arrives
  4. Rehearsal
  5. Sound Check
  6. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You (Live)
  7. Big Pimpin'/Papercut (Live)
  8. Jigga What/Faint (Live)
  9. Numb/Encore (Live)
  10. Izzo/In The End (Live)
  11. Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer (Live)
  12. End Credits

"Special Features":

  1. "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups"
    • It's Goin' Down
    • Dirt Off You Shoulder/Lying From You
    • Jigga What/Faint
    • Numb/Encore
    • Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer
  1. "Photo Gallery"
  2. "5.1 Surround Sound"

Original Show[edit]

Linkin Park actually played a small set before going into the Collision Course songs. The Collision Course songs performed again due to MTV messing up on lighting so the band and Jay-Z came out and did the Collison Course songs again. The encore piece was put on the DVD.

"Original Setlist"
01. Don't Stay (Gacela Intro)
02. Somewhere I Belong (2004 Intro)
03. Hip Hop Medley (Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down)
04. Breaking The Habit (Piano Intro)
05. From The Inside (Ext. Intro)
06. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You
07. Big Pimpin'/Papercut
08. Jigga What/Faint
09. Numb/Encore
10. Izzo/In The End
11. Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer (Ext. Bridge)
12. Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You
13. Big Pimpin'/Papercut
14. Jigga What/Faint
15. Numb/Encore
16. Izzo/In The End
17. Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer (Ext. Bridge)

Collision Course
Songs Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You, Big Pimpin'/Papercut, Jigga What/Faint, Numb/Encore, Izzo/In the End, Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer
People Involved Linkin Park, Jay-Z