Mike Shinoda was born on February 11, 1977, in Agoura Hills, California . He holds United States citizenship and is a versatile artist with several occupations, including record producer, guitarist, pianist, graphic designer, musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter, singer, and rapper . His birth name is Michael Kenji Shinoda .
Shinoda is part of various music genres, such as nu metal, alternative rock, alternative metal, rap rock, hip hop music, and electronic rock . He is a prominent figure in the music industry and has been involved with different organizations such as Linkin Park and Fort Minor . Mike Shinoda is the founder of Machine Shop Records and Machine Shop Recordings .
He attended Agoura High School and later the Art Center College of Design, where he studied graphic design . His education has undoubtedly contributed to his diverse talents within the music industry and beyond .