Linkin Park Collaborates With Streetwear Brands to Celebrate the 15 Year Anniversary of 'Hybrid Theory'

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn talk about what inspired their streetwear collaborations with brands like The Hundreds and BAPE.

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Over the weekend Linkin Park celebrated the 15 year anniversary of their debut album, Hybrid Theory. They've got plenty of reason to celebrate: By moving over 27 million units worldwide, the album became the best selling debut album of this century and even outsold Britney Spears when she was a commercial force like no other. But while the guys wanted to look back on the album, they didn't want to get caught up in nostalgia. They focused on looking forward by teaming up with their friends from some of their favorite streetwear brands like The Hundreds, The Seventh Letter, Brooklyn Projects, A Bathing Ape, CLOT, and RVCA. They got each brand to create limited-edition apparel pieces that interpret Hybird Theory's cover art as part of their XVLP project. 

Complex caught up with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn in Los Angeles to announce XVLP and talk a little bit about their thinking behind the collaborations. Be sure to check back as we debut clips of them interviewing founder's of the brands like Bobby Kim of The Hundreds, Dom DeLuca from Brooklyn Projects, and others. 

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