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Mike Shinoda

Shinoda in 2008
Background information
Birth name Michael Kenji Shinoda
Born February 11, 1977 (1977-02-11) (age 42)[1]
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, rap rock, nu metal, rap metal, alternative rock
Occupations Rapper, musician, producer, graphic designer, visual artist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, sampler, organ
Years active 1994 – present
Labels Machine Shop/Warner Bros.
Associated acts Linkin Park, Fort Minor
Notable instruments
PRS Guitars
Ibanez Guitars
Gibson Guitars
Fender Guitars
Mike Shinoda in Thailand

Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born February 11, 1977)[1][2] is a Japanese-American musician, record producer, and artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is famous for being the rapper, keyboard and piano player, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Linkin Park, and his side project, Fort Minor. He also does artwork, production and mixing for both groups.

Personal life

Mike Shinoda has been married to children's author Anna Hillinger since May 10, 2003. The couple have two children.