Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda



Michael Kenji Shinoda (/ʃɪˈndə/, born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and graphic designer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and vocalist. Shinoda later created a hip-hop-driven side project, Fort Minor, in 2004. He has also served as a producer for tracks and albums by Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond and The X-Ecutioners.

Born in Panorama City, California and raised in Agoura Hills, Shinoda formed Xero, which later became Linkin Park, with two of his high school friends: Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon in 1996, later joined by Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell and Mark Wakefield. Chester Bennington replaced Wakefield as the lead vocalist. The band later signed a record deal with Warner Bros Records.

Shinoda is also the co-founder of Machine Shop Records, a California-based record label. Outside of music, Shinoda is an artist and graphic designer. He has painted several pieces of artwork, some of which have been featured in the Japanese American National Museum.

On January 25, 2018, Shinoda released the Post Traumatic EP, which contained three songs about his own feelings at the aftermath of Chester Bennington's death on July 20, 2017. In March 2018, Shinoda announced through social media that he was working on a new solo album under the same name; the record was released on June 15, 2018.



Post Traumatic
Post Traumatic is the debut solo studio album by Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda.
Ghosts is a song by musical artist Mike Shinoda, released on June 8, 2018.
Running From My Shadow
Running From My Shadow is a song by musical artist Mike Shinoda, released on May 24, 2018.
About You
About You is a song by musical artist Mike Shinoda, released on April 26, 2018.

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Deftones Announce Inaugural Dia De Los Deftones Featuring Mike Shinoda, Rocket From the Crypt and More
  –  July 16, 2018
Rapper, actor and composer Future ... Future has released six studio albums including his most recent record Hndrxx, in 2017. Mike Shinoda, also playing event, is currently on tour with upcoming dates in Salt Lake City, Bangkok and Tokyo.
Deftones, Future, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Rocket From The Crypt and more to do Petco Park show
  –  July 16, 2018
Eight bands and solo artists — including the hard-rocking Deftones, Atlanta rapper Future and Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda — will perform in San Diego on Nov. 3 at a marathon concert being billed as “the first annual Dia de los Deftones.”
Deftones Recruit Future, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda for ‘Dia de los Deftones’ Festival
  –  July 16, 2018
Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda and Rocket From the Crypt. The events occurs on Saturday, November 3rd at Petco Park at the Park in San Diego, California. Punk-rap duo Ho99o9, singer-rapper Doja Cat, Australian death-pop act Vowws and death-metal band Vein ...
Mike Shinoda releases “Lift Off” video featuring MGK and Chino Moreno
  –  July 14, 2018
Mike Shinoda has released a music video for his track “Lift Off” from his first solo LP, Post Traumatic—and we are HERE for it. Joining Shinoda on the track are DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno and rapper Machine Gun Kelly who also make guest ...
  –  July 13, 2018
LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda has released a music video for the song "Lift Off", taken from his solo album "Post Traumatic". The track features guest appearances by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno and rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Shinoda spoke with ET ...
Linkin Park rapper, Mike Shinoda will hold a concert into Southeast Asia countries
  –  July 12, 2018
News24xx.com - Singer and rapper, Mike Shinoda will visit Southeast Asia countries through his concert. However, the Linkin Park personnel will not come to Indonesia and only performs in Singapore and Bangkok in August. Through a press release, Shinoda's ...
The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 11: Mike Shinoda
  –  July 8, 2018
Mike Shinoda’s career is one of many highlights ... who honed his craft making mash-ups of Rage Against the Machine or Nine Inch Nails and putting a rapper’s verse over it. Hov’s response? A single text: “OH SHIT!” Shinoda also opens up about ...
Mike Shinoda Says Chester Bennington Was 'Complicated and Child-Like'
  –  June 18, 2018
The 41-year-old rapper also notes that the late musician 'had had a loud personality' and was a 'fun-loving dude.' AceShowbiz - Linkin Park star Mike Shinoda has opened up about late bandmate Chester Bennington's character, revealing the tragic rocker was ...
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda on His Solo Career and Being a ‘Debut Artist’ Again
  –  May 14, 2018
Mike Shinoda wais all smiles as he stood before a few thousand ... [Singer-songwriter] K-Flay I’ve known since we were making “One More Light,” [rapper] MGK probably before that, and Chino [Moreno, Deftones singer] from forever and ever ago ...
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda shares emotional, raw new solo song ‘About You’
  –  April 27, 2018
Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda has shared a new solo song called ‘About You’. The rapper and multi-instrumentalist previously announced his debut solo album ‘Post Traumatic’ will be released on June 15. It follows his debut solo EP of the same name ...


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