Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, record producer, and artist. He is best known as the rapper, principal songwriter, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and one of the two vocalists of the rock band Linkin Park. Shinoda is also a solo rapper in his side-project Fort Minor. He also provides artwork, production, and mixing for both projects. Shinoda was ranked #72 in the list of "Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists" by Hit Parader. Shinoda's voice is baritone.