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Fort Minor (Mike Shinoda)


The person who started 'Fort Minor' was Mike Shinoda. He was born February 11th, 1977. As a kid his mom would make him take piano lessons and his dad would take him to summer camps. While in school he found it difficult to fit in with the crowd because he was half Japanese and half American but kids often thought he was Latino. He met a dude in Junior High named Brad and started a band and today they are known as Linkin Park

Deep Quotes

"Go find something that you haven't done before. Don't do the same thing over and over again."

"I spent ten years playing classical piano, and that was what led to keyboards and eventually to production and to Linkin Park."


Mike Shinoda wanted to start Fort Minor because he wanted to express his rapping skills. He started Fort Minor with 2 other people from their own group "Styles of Beyond"

Why Fort Minor is influencial

Mike wrote a song about his grandparent's story about WWII. He wanted to tell the story to explain how it was for the Japanese during the war.

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