We’ve Made It
Released: Dec 2016
Label: Black Music Works
“We Made It” is a promo single by rapper Busta Rhymes featuring American rock band Linkin Park. The song was to be on Busta Rhymes’s eighth studio album Back on My B.S., but was then cancelled off the track list because the album was released on a different label as “We Made It” was Busta Rhymes’s last song on Interscope. The song was produced by Cool & Dre, with additional production by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson. The song was released on April 29, 2008. It was Busta Rhymes’s final release on Aftermath Entertainment. The track debuted and peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #65.
Dre originally sang the hook, until Busta Rhymes listened to the beat and Linkin Park kept “popping up in his head”. The song was first performed on May 2, 2008 during Busta’s concert at Club Index in Germany. However, he was more or less introducing the song to them, as the studio version was played and Busta occasionally sang over the song, or lip synced to it while holding his microphone down. The first performance with Linkin Park was at their rehearsal studio Third Encore on May 25, 2008, to an audience of 14 members of the Linkin Park fan club who were brought there by surprise. During the Projekt Revolution 2008 tour the song’s performance featured Adam Monroe of Ashes Divide on the keyboard and Spliff Star on backing vocals and was played during Linkin Park’s set. During Busta Rhymes’ concerts, where Linkin Park isn’t present, the studio instrumental is played and Busta usually tells the audience to move their arms up and down during Mike Shinoda‘s verse.