Linkin Park was never really getting burn at Casa FADER - not cause dudes are bad, just cause they're not our thing. So we weren't checking for LP MC Mike Shinoda's Fort Minor solo effort, but mp3s of the Green Lantern-produced Fort Minor mixtape (user: fortminor, pass: distro, then check the audio section) came in this AM, and we have to admit there's some gems in there. Especially the one-two punch of "Bloc Party", which throws a break under the guitar riff from our dudes' "Banquet" single, and "S.C.O.M.", where Juelz Santana can be found rapping over "Sweet Child O' Mine." "I fuck with them white boys/ skaters and bike boys/ we may act different but the struggle's alike, boy!" Word - PowerBook woes know no color.
October 26, 2005