Mike Shinoda, the frontman of Fort Minor.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Alternative hip hop, underground hip hop, conscious hip hop, rap rock|
|Years active||2004–2006 2015-present|
|Labels||Machine Shop Recordings
|Associated acts||Linkin Park, Styles of Beyond, Get Busy Committee, DJ Green Lantern, Demigodz, Celph Titled, Apathy, Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Kenna, Skylar Grey, Joe Hahn,John Legend|
Fort Minor was an American hip hop music act from Los Angeles. It was a small side project of Mike Shinoda, who is better known as the rapper and co-founder of the band Linkin Park. Shinoda was the only member. He wanted to make this side-project because he only had limited vocal credited in Linkin Park and he could not always use hip-hop style. Fort Minor's first album was The Rising Tied, which was released 22 November 2005.