Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on Working With Rakim, and Not Making Music for Radio (Video)

Mike Shinoda shares how Linkin Park's collaboration with Rakim came about.

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Mike Shinoda fell through the Complex office to discuss the upcoming Linkin Park album, The Hunting Party. During the discussion, the band's front man spoke about collaborating with Rakim for the album's lead single "Guilty All The Same" and how the rare partnership came about off of a whim. The song captures elements of Linkin Park's early days and sets the tone for the album, that Mike has even labeled it as a 'prequel' to the band's first record, Hybrid Theory. Immune to radio play dependency, the band's is free to craft their music how they see fit. Expect to hear a more aggessive, textured album from one of the best to ever do it. Linkin Park's The Hunting Party is slated to drop June 14th.

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