Mike Shinoda’s Side Band Fort Minor is Back

2015-06-28

Story by Cat Badra

Remember Mike Shinoda’s side band? They’re back

Remember Fort Minor, the hip-hop side project spearheaded by Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda? Well, after a lengthy hiatus (and some teasing from the band’s Facebook page), the band is back.

Shinoda has unearthed “Welcome,” Fort Minor’s first new song if a decade. “Welcome” is a beat-intensive track, featuring Shinoda’s trademark rapping. Shinoda released the song along with a “360” video, which is streaming via YouTube.

“Yeah it’s been a long minute / Let me break it down now if ya’ll still with it,” Shinoda raps in the opening lines of “Welcome,” acknowledging Fort Minor’s lengthy break between new music.

For Minor’s previous release, “The Rising Tied,” dropped in 2005 and was followed by a break.

For now, Fort Minor has only one show booked, and that’s on June 29 in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale for the show at 10 a.m. PT on June 26 via Linkin Park’s website.

Shinoda will continue his duties with Linkin Park, of course, including tour dates schedule through this summer.

Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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