Jay-Z appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform some of the best of the best from his discography. What stood out from the night of awesome vibes was the performance of “Numb/Encore” taking us back to 2004. This mash up of Jay-Z’s “Encore” and Linkin Park’s “Numb” still gives goosebumps to the fans. Jay-Z dedicated the song to late great Chester Bennington who departed this world in July 2017.
Jay-Z and LP made a full EP of six songs remixing best of their works into ‘Collision Course’ which was released in 2004.
Starting the “Numb/Encore” Jay-Z says “dedicate this song to Chester…” and goes into a mode of trance where words just slip out of his mouth in the perfect tune that we heard a decade ago.
Watch Jay-Z Perform “Numb/Encore” Live at BBC Live Lounge
Below is the tracklisting for ‘Collision Course’ EP.
- Dirt Off Your Shoulder / Lying from You
2. Big Pimpin’ / Papercut
3. Jigga What / Faint
4. Numb / Encore
5. Izzo / In the End
6. Points of Authority / 99 Problems / One Step Closer
Back in 2003 when the original “Encore” was released, Jay-Z was still at the top of the music game that he had the confident to say;
And I need you to remember one thing (one thing)
I came, I saw, I conquered
From record sales, to sold out concerts
So, motherfucker, if you want this encore
I need you to scream, ’til your lungs get sore
Jay-Z and Linkin Park performed “Numb/Encore” live back in 2004, and below is the footage.
We are absolutely in love with this “Numb/Encore” performance by Jay-Z, live to say the least. What do you think about this act? Let us know in the comments below.
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Jay-Z also performed “Family Feud” live at the BBC Live Lounge and below is the full performance.