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"It's Goin' Down" is a single credited to turntablists The X-Ecutioners featuring Mike Shinoda and Joseph Hahn. It appears on the X-Ecutioners 2002 debut album Built From Scratch.

While the song is foremost credited to the X-Ecutioners, it was written and performed primarily by Shinoda and Hahn of the band Linkin Park. It was also produced by Shinoda. The song includes samples of the Xzibit song "Year 2000" and Linkin Park's demo tracks "Step Up" and "Dedicated." During the DJ scratching of the song's bridge, one can clearly hear the phrase "X-Men 'bout to blast off worldwide", X-Men being the former name of the X-Ecutioners which was changed to avoid copyright infringement.

"It's Goin' Down" peaked at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 13 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 29 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Linkin Park performed "It's Goin' Down" often in 2002 - 2004. They also collaborated with Snoop Dogg in one performance in which he said a few verses from "Gin and Juice."

Music videoEdit

The music video for "It's Goin' Down" also features Linkin Park's Rob Bourdon on drums, Dave Farrell on bass, and Static-X's Wayne Static on guitar; although, they were not included in the recorded song. Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson and vocalist Chester Bennington can also be spotted, as well as other well-known musicians.

"It's Goin' Down" also has various camera effects like Shinoda, the song's sole vocalist, leaving one side of the screen and immediately returning from the other. He also repeatedly slaps the side of the camera, causing a slight vibrating impact effect.

LyricsEdit

[X-ecutioners]
Watch them flee... watch them flee
Rap rap rap up
Watch them flee
Hip-Hop hits
And you do it like this

It's going down
The rhythm projects 'round the next sound
Reflects the complex hybrid dialect now
Detects the mesh of many elements compressed down
The melting pot of a super-futuresque style
The combination of vocal caress
With lungs the gasp for breath
From emotional stress
With special effects
And a distorted collage
Carefully lodged between beats of rhythmic barrage

It's going down
The logical progression on the timeline
The seperation narrowed down to a fine line
To blur the edges so they blend together properly
Take you on an audible odyssey
Now it's going down
A logical progression on the timeline
The seperation narrowed down to a fine line
To blur the edges so they blend together properly
Take you on an audible odyssey
Now it's going down

Put it out for the world to see
LP and X-Men to the 10th degree (It's goin down)
Nobody in the world is safe
When we melt down the wax in your record crate (It's going down)

Once again it is
Composed sentences
All together venomous
The four elements of natural force
Projected daily through the sound of the source
Everybody on board as we blend
The sword with the pen
The mightiest the weapons
Swinging right from the chin
To elevate of mental states
Long gone with the wind
To defend men from shoddy imitation pretends
It's going down
Style assimilation readily
Trekking through the weaponry
Of the pure pedigree
Cleverly seeing through whatever is ahead of me
Whatever the weather be
We invent the steadily
It's going down sub-terrestrial high
I rhyme regiment that's calling the shots
Exectution of colloborative plots
Ready to bring the seperation of style to a stop

Put it out for the world to see

LP and X-Men to the 10th degree (It's goin down)
Nobody in the world is safe
When we melt down the wax in your record crate (It's going down)

It's going down
The logical progression on the timeline
The seperation narrowed down to a fine line
To blur the edges so they blend together properly
Take you on an audible odyssey
Now it's going down
A logical progression on the timeline
The seperation narrowed down to a fine line
To blur the edges so they blend together properly
Take you on an audible odyssey
Now it's going down

X-men 'bout to blast off world wide
Yo it's a request only
X-men 'bout to blast off world wide
It's built from scratch
Album in stores soon
'Bout to blast off world wide
And you do it like this
Just like this

Put put...put it up
I said it goes like this
And you do it like this
It's going down
Put put...put it up
I said it goes like this
And you do it like this
It's going down

Like this
Like this
Like this
Like this
Like this

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