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Eminem’s Lose Yourself in the style of Linkin Park is the greatest early 2000s banger you’ve never heard

Eminem and Linkin Park
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Between them, Eminem and Linkin Park pretty much owned the early 00s. But beyond zillions of record sales and $$$$ in the bank, they didn’t have that much in common - one was a chainsaw-wielding rapper who verbally torched anyone who came within range, the other were a bunch of clean-cut nu metallers who didn’t even cuss on their early albums.

But YouTuber Anthony Vincent - aka the The Artist Formerly Known As Ten Second Song guy – and collaborator Jonathan Young have managed to locate the sweet spot between the two by covering Slim Shady’s 2002 hit Lose Yourself in the style of Hybrid Theory-era Linkin Park.

Granted, Lose Yourself - which originally appeared on the soundtrack to the movie 8 Mile – is already the closest Eminem came to a rap-metal song, but here it’s given a proper nu metal makeover. Where the original was a lesson in escalating fury, this turns it into the kind of banger guaranteed to fill the dancefloor of any club in 2002, complete with distorted Chester Bennington-inspired vocals and industrial-adjacent riffs. Plus bonus points for Young’s Brad Delson-style red cans.

Check it out below, the head to Vincent’s YouTube (opens in new tab) page for more genre-related beam-crossing goodness.

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