Many thought that incorporating rap (through Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn) into Linkin Park was a bad idea. They were wrong.
Other thought that combining this type of metal with the stylings of Jay-z just wouldn't work. This wasn't true.
So, what came next for Shinoda? Between the record with Jay-Z and Linkin Park's inevitably successful next album come Fort Minor. And the verdict? Simply Incredible.
With this new collaboration of Shinoda, Styles of Beyond and Ryu, comes one of the records of the year. With guest appearances from Joe Hahn and Celph titled, its a certain success. There are a number of different styles mixed into thisalbum, each as coplimenting as the next. Songs such as Petrified, Remember the Name, Believe Me and Slip Out the Back soon become memorable, and you question what kind of satisfaction you got from music before you listened to this masterpiece.
Anyone who is considering buying this album do it, you won't regret it.