Fort minor is a popular hip-hop based project of a famous rapper, a player of musical instrument and a producer of a Linkin Park band Mike Shinoda. He was born on 11 February 1977 in California. Mark came out with the name “Fort Minor” with teamwork with two men named Ryan Patrick Maginn a.k.a Ryu and Takbir Bashir a.k.a Tak who created the group called “Styles Beyond”.Starting Point
In year 2005, Fort minor release his first studio album title “The Rising Tied” and he collaborate with DJ Green Lantern to endorse his debut album that release on November 2005. After that, Shinoda got his first video Directed by Robert hales named “Petrified” that comes out earlier months before the release of the album. Jay-Z’s team up with Linkin Park in last 2004 he became the Executive Producer of Fort Minor’s Studio album.
Meanwhile, Shinoda’s Fort Minor continues its career, his second single is “Remember the Name” it rises in number 66 in the hot chart. While his tracks are getting viral, “Kenji” one of his tracks with the voice of his father and aunt that commemorates the experience if his family during the Japanese-American incarceration during World War II. While it’s fourth single “Where’d You Go” from the album “the Rising Tied” got its rank at number 4 in Billboards Hot Chart and was awarded as “Ringtone of the Year” by 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Afterwards, his success became higher because the sales of his album increased by 45 percent and rank on top.
Shinoda’s Fort Minor tracks are featured in many trailers, TV Shows like “Right Now” that has been used in “The Family that Prey’s” trailer, “Remember the Name” featured in Gridiron Gangs TV trailers in 2006 and “The karate Kid” in the year 2010.
Due to the success of Fort Minor, He got his solid fans club and due to his love to them, He release a Studio EP title “Fort Minor Militia” it consisted an interview version of “Kenji” and “Believe Me’ (A club Remix). His success does not end here because he releases additional music videos like “Believe Me” directed by Laurent Briet on December 12, 2005 and “Where’d You Go” directed by Philip Andelman in 29, may 2006. The Shinoda’s Fort minor tracks and videos became popular not only in music radio but also in online. He tour many places to make concerts and to share his lively songs to other.