Mike Shinoda is best known as the rapper, principal songwriter, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and one of the two vocalists of Linkin Park, which has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy Awards in the process.Mike has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Depeche Mode, and he’s also the lead rapper in his side project Fort Minor, which I’m a huge fan of. As if that’s not enough, he’s also provided artwork, production and mixing for all the projects that I just mentioned. The man is a beast… but did he start out that way? The answers might surprise you. This episode covers how he got started, advice for beginning musicians (or creatives/artists of any type), navigating “entertainment” and Hollywood, daily rituals, how he writes songs, how he and his band rehearse, and much more.Enjoy! Tim
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