Jamming with The Roots

January 31, 2010

I went onstage with The Roots last night at about 2:30am. Here’s the clip.



  1. bananagabbana on November 14, 2010 at 9:22 am

    that was cool

  2. pprkut88 on November 14, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Mike’s lyrics on these one from “I Have Not Begun” (LPUX):D

  3. hrushabh on September 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    LP I will be seeing u’ll perform in O2 arena London on 11th Nov 2010 hope to even get to meet u’ll in person. Keep rockin guys n LOVE A THOUSAND SUNS EPIC ALBUM

  4. dev on June 16, 2010 at 2:56 am

    hey dude when u rap u freak out the people. 2 become a rapper what should i do

  5. Karan on April 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Hi I’m from India
    Mike you are just AWESOME!!!
    I’ve started writing lyrics and wrote some 3 songs i have my best friend doing chester’s work.Want to make my band. You are the reason of my life,your songs are best.
    i try to rap like you.
    your lyrics are simply the best n no 1 can sing NO ROADS LEFT like you.
    ‘m just waiting for your new album n i miss Fort minor.
    Plzzzzzzz come to India. I want to see you at least once in my life time.
    Hope i’ll chat wit you someday.

  6. Larisse on April 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Mike,I´m from Brasil. I saw your video and loved!!! For me, you are the best rapper of the world. Come on to Brasil, please.

  7. Кристина on April 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Хай Майк! я слушаю твое творчество уже с 2003 года, мне нравиться твой стиль, я считаю что самой нелепой ошибкой будет уйти из Linkin Park, непокидай эту группу … вы супер парни… держитесь до последнего… УДАЧИ ВАМ В ТВОРЧЕСТВЕ И УСПЕХОВ В НОВОМ АЛЬБОМЕ …А Я ЕГО ДЕЙСТВИТЕЛЬНО ЖДУ С НЕТЕРПЕНЬЕМ! )))

  8. aman on March 16, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Hi Mike!I wrote on ur blog before/I look at some rock groups and see they aren’t extraordinary but LP is the only exception. I’m always glad to heear the melodies of my favourite group.ur MUSIC is very diferent and i like it.
    I’m 16 years old and next year I’ll be trying to create my own rock group but I can just sing(vocal). Now I write the songs on Russian and English too.

  9. aman on March 16, 2010 at 1:21 am

    hi Mike!I’m from the south of Russia. I’m a big fan of your art. u r the best rock ive seen/I’m still waiting for your new album/ I hope I’ll be surprised!!

  10. damir on March 15, 2010 at 5:04 am

    майк ты крутой чувак ты лучше всех я восхищаюсь тобой!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Anandhu S on February 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Is it a song ?? or is it like a freestyle rap or somethin’ ?? Anyway, cool rappin’! and black thought’s real pro, i just didn’t know that. And after listenin’ to this one, i’m a fan of The Roots too!


  12. DR Vasanth on February 15, 2010 at 8:05 am

    hey mike..ur d very best..i love ur songs so much..im from India..u know d place i suppose..y cant u guys come over here n make us shout like d last day on d planet eh?man i jus love d way u use so much philosophy into ur songs..im a small time poet scribbling some stuff too..i wish i cud see u perform:) keep rockin n don make us wait so long for d next song..:)

  13. keli_21 on February 15, 2010 at 5:51 am

    pretty good)
    and u look trendy \m/

  14. Akira on February 14, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Hello Mike, I’m From Russia, U r BEST!!! Good song, good video!!!)) The Roots cool too)))

  15. Dasha on February 13, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Wow!Mike you the best!i from russia,I study in 6 class) answer please!)

  16. Anam Farooq on February 12, 2010 at 7:08 am

    You rules Mike we Love you man keep rapping

  17. Alena Kolesova on February 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Майк, я где то на 70% уверена, что вы не читаете комментарии. Их огромное кол-во и на каждого у вас просто нет времени. Причем на разных языках). Все вами восхищаются, даже дети, не достигшее пятилетнего возраста от радости визжат, слыша какое-либо ваше исполнение. Я не кричу от радости, но душа поет и ликует.

  18. Зарина on February 11, 2010 at 8:47 am

    ООО Майк!!!Ты самый классный!!!Кепка просто супер!=)
    ООО Mike! You’re the cool! Cap just super! =)

  19. Dim@ko on February 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to you Mike!!!

  20. vujke on February 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    very cool Mike! 😉

  21. NaKetrIn on February 10, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Mike!! You most abruptly

  22. Kate on February 10, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Mike!!You are COOOLL!!Russian fanats love you!!))

  23. xKreySx on February 8, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Ей ви! він не переводить ваші слова на інгліш)!
    Mike u very rapacious man) this cOOL!

  24. Meteoka-Undead on February 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Вау Майк! Это здорово! Как всегда Вы Шинода, лучше всех)))ну буду говорить что бы Вы приезжали в Чечню)) все равно не сможете))хотя очень хочеться)) Мы все очень ждем новый альбом))И я уверена он нас не разачерует)) Удачи Вам)Мы любим Вас!

  25. swollenblackmagic on February 7, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Yeah, that’s great! Anyway I miss Fort Minor. The Rising Tied is amazing. I don’t understand how such artist could record only 1 perfect album like this… And what about SoB??

    I wish I could hear more good rap music from you.
    LP & SoB, come to Poland!

  26. Zhanna on February 7, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Здравствуй, Майк!! Я являюсь поклонником вашего творчества уже 6 лет и моё отношение к нему не меняют ни ваши эксперементы со стилями, ни малое колличество альбомов. С нетерпением жду новый альбом и мечтаю всё это время попасть на ваш концерт. У вас есть мысли дать хотя бы один концерт в Украине? Вы просто не представляете какой это подарок для украинских фанов LP 🙂

  27. JoannaMarinova on February 7, 2010 at 5:33 am

    what’s the song called?

  28. JUJUshelia on February 6, 2010 at 5:59 am


  29. BAngiHap on February 6, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Здоров Майк, класно одробивись=)
    Приїжжайте в Київ, погуляєме))
    Україна чекає вас!!!!

  30. JanV on February 6, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Hey Mike~!
    Just saw the video…couldn’t watch it earlier since my boarding school wi-fi has blocked all sorts of videos. Its so damn cool! I really wish I was there!!! 😦
    You know what, nobody can tell you’re almost 33; you still look and sound 20-something 😉
    Hey why don’t you try a collision course with Black Thought like you did with Jay-Z? It just occurred to me 🙂
    Thanks for everything~!

  31. THUNDERKUSH on February 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Black Thought, of “The Roots” > 90% of modern day MCs

    @ MIKE SHINODA – are we going to hear a CD quality version of that verse anywhere anytime soon? Can we expect another Fort Minor project in the near future???

  32. Martha on February 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Once agian, a nice collaboration. Although I could barely hear all that you said I did like this. Sometimes you are better when you aren’t completely dominant within a song. Don’t get me wrong, when you take hold of tracks by yourself, they’re always good. However, at times like this you flourish more unseen. You’re a really admirable person man….Still hoping to see you in Oklahoma City! Best Wishes…

  33. Clarissa on February 4, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Mike! YOU’RE THE SHIT!!! It’s so awesome that someone like The Roots notices that too!! Way to represent!!!

  34. Alina on February 4, 2010 at 5:18 am

    great!interesting rhythm and style of rapping! and the music… nice collaboration!

  35. John on February 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Who recorded it on your phone Mike? it’s cool 🙂 right shots 🙂

  36. Thomas Jacob Brablec on February 2, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Awesome! I wish I could be there! I hope you come to the Czech Republic with Linkin Park this year!

  37. rde on February 2, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Nice! I wish I could have been there… But thanks for the clip though! I love your rhymes, man! 🙂

  38. Sintia on February 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    ahhh I miss the cap. Glad to see your sportin it in the video. Along with others that have commented on missing your rapping (well the one like in this video) I hope to hear on the new album. I am aware that LP is still growing & trying different things musically but sumtimes its good to put sum old stuff in there. You know, mix it up a bit. I know at the shows you still play the old songs & try to do a 3 song mix to try to fit as much as you can but I guess sum like to hear it on a new song. You can take it, throw it, or just ignore my opinion but i’m just sayin. :0) I hope you,LP,& ur families are doing good. Take Care.

  39. MikeFan on February 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I love you Mike, you’re hot! Why doesn’t LP have concerts in Norway?

  40. Dronnington on February 1, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Yeah, it’s hot very hot!!! So many feels, awesome performance)))!!!

  41. Paul aka Eddie on February 1, 2010 at 6:46 am

    WOW!!!!!!! Mike you are AWESOME MAN!!!!! And you wear a cap again!!!! Just like the old days!!! I love it man, thanks for the video!!! 🙂

  42. LeNa on February 1, 2010 at 3:06 am

    WoW Mike!!! Really COOL!

  43. Celestial on February 1, 2010 at 12:47 am

    It’s official! This is effin’ sick!

  44. Micosa on February 1, 2010 at 12:12 am

    wow! great performance! I like this music 🙂

  45. Dori on February 1, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Someone’s got SKILLS!!! Nice to see u and BlackThought together… I always wondered what your relationship with guys was like after you worked with them… (:

  46. Dim@ko on January 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Mike, YOU are the best!!! Nice, i like. Ukraine Like YOU!

  47. papercutx1 on January 31, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Mike looks like Jay-Z, a little bit, nice =))

  48. Maik on January 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Mike! great Video!!! awesome The Roots!
    Finnally i got my Fort Minor The Rising Tied, i have wait for 5 years to have it but your Work deserve all the time to wait… so thanks for your Words in every song! please come back to use Caps 😉

  49. Melisa on January 31, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Damn mike you flow sooooooo nice!! i wish i could’ve seen it person, you and The Roots are awesome!

  50. Lori on January 31, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    i would be tongue tied 5 sec. into that!
    great job man,
    ur awesome.

  51. Daniele Rodrigues on January 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Thaaaank you man to answer my question and show us! Amazing!

  52. abby on January 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    well what can i say? just good luck at the Grammys. i just saw you on TV.. 😀

  53. Hahninator on January 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Was this the song that you planned to do with The Roots at Live 8 in 2005? Or is this new Fort Minor material, new The Roots material or what?

  54. Metal Value on January 31, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    You best have that sexy rapping in LP’s next album. Even if it’s only one track I swear aha. Good work man.

  55. OGD on January 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Will you be tired?

  56. burningdaylight on January 31, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    this was AWESOME! you guys KILLED it out there! way to go!

  57. ruben91lp on January 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    my hope/excitement for a new fort minor album is rising

  58. LoveMike1 on January 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Wow !!!
    You are amazing Mike !!!
    I want to be like you … seriously

    I have a dream that one day you meet …

  59. Janni on January 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Everybody cross your fingers, pray, do some rituals, idc, just as long as LP wins a Grammy tonight!! ^w^ *hopes*

  60. Andrew Leezan on January 31, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Creating my own blog on WordPress dedicated to Mike Shinoda’s Art Work! Now just trying to work out how does this whole thing work! does anybody know where i can get more Mike’s Art work, Send me a link mikehighvoltagela@gmail.com Please!

  61. JanosLW on January 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Omg, Mike rapping?!! Un-heard-of!
    Hahaha great stuff man, I’ve been listening to We Major a lot lately so its great to hear you doing something, even if it was for only 20 or so seconds :p
    You inspired me to start rapping and its been dissapointing not hearing much from you. So please, more than two songs with rap this time!

  62. Maria on January 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    always good to hear you spill some words. hope you’re all rested up for today! 😀

  63. Erinlouise on January 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    nice!…who ever was filming that had the best vantage point ever 🙂

  64. fsanchez91 on January 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm


  65. Magdalena on January 31, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    wow, you did great! I want more videos like this one. the hip-hop style that’s what I like. I wish I was there, maybe next time 😉

  66. zane on January 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    hey mike, i’ve gotta question…so how come new divide wasn’t nominated for best hard rock performance instead of what i’ve done live? new divide is a great song, it’s new, and it’s actually a single. and if they really wanted live…why not new divide live! that was a great performance.

  67. Meen-Neko on January 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Hey, Mike^^
    Isn’t it a bit early in the mornig?
    Well, it’s your job, and we all fans love what you do or say.
    Everything…I think^^

  68. Antje on January 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Wow, really cool.

    Hope you know what you have to do for the next album, MR. SHINODA! 😉

  69. SoUneik on January 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Dope but if those are skinny jeans I can’t be your friend anymore. ha! PS: Is your phone hanging from the ceiling?

  70. YourConscience on January 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    It’s so weird – I didn’t realize that I missed seeing you rap until I saw this clip… o.0 Maybe we’ll hear more Emcee Mike and DJ Hahn on the new album? *smiles hopefully*

  71. Jefferson lopes on January 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Hey mike!Congratulations!!!When I saw the video i really felt hopeful about the new LINKIN PARK´s album.Everybody mentioned your cap and it is the style we are waiting to see on the new linkin park´s tuor.I still believe you can make your best album,and succed more than METEORA!!!But no matter what you decide to do,I will suport you guys.Please,try to don´t take too much time to release the fourth album!!!Brazil loves you.

  72. Useless on January 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Ooops, now it worked! But useless, same as Jared Leto! Also useless!!!

  73. Jackie on January 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    aaaaaaaaa Mike! You’re so cooool!Wish more moments in the future like that!

  74. Mark86 on January 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Linkin Park feat. The Roots @ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, please make it happen.

  75. Useless on January 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Posting has becomen uselss here again, too complicated!!! And I anway more or less hate everything about you and LP, you also have destroyed everything!!!

  76. KATHYxx on January 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    sick rhymes. It’s wonderful hearing you rap again.

    Now i gotta find someone with the whole show.

  77. Aervu on January 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Yeah the “Hip-Hop Mike” is Back :D!!! 😉

  78. x_girl_racer_x on January 31, 2010 at 11:58 am

    looking gd babes xx keep it up xxx ly xx

  79. rockermeg on January 31, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Maan he can’t half rap can he?
    Was that Black Thought? I only have one Roots album, I should buy more.
    That was awesome.

  80. Lukas on January 31, 2010 at 11:39 am

    sweet… brings back the fort minor memorys kinda 😀 i like it…. anyway 8 bit rebellion? any news?

  81. pinkwater3 on January 31, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Aww. Okay now I realize I really miss your rapping. Damn.

  82. LP_Freak_ on January 31, 2010 at 11:29 am

    HI Mike!!
    You did an awesome job!! Nice to hear your rapping again!!! :DD Hope to hear more of it at the new record!!
    I wish you all the best for the Grammys tonight!!!

  83. Teo on January 31, 2010 at 11:16 am

    That’s what I’m taklin’. Nice one Mike!!! Really nice…..I hope we have some of those on the new albulm. Cheers!!!

  84. drusyc on January 31, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Word. Can’t really make out if thats a verse you threw together or a pre-existing one. dope either way.

  85. Exia_7 on January 31, 2010 at 11:13 am

    cool beans! good luck 2nite!

  86. Reenzy on January 31, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Lol.. everyone talks about the cap.. 😀 What I’d like to say is about something else.. I was kinda lethargic on Friday and I felt like I have to draw something, to get things out of my head and I “copied” Memento Immortalis.. of course, its not perfect.. but helped me.. so I’d like to thank you for the help your music and art can give me or anyone else.. =) I know you did nothing to cheer me up, but somehow you guys are like guardian angels.. you were always there for me..even you never knew =)

  87. squide on January 31, 2010 at 11:08 am

    that was amazing 🙂
    didin’t hear shinoda’s rapping for a long time 🙂
    waiting fir some more on the new record :))

  88. marcia_Lp on January 31, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Awesome job Mike! 😀 btw, good luck for the gramys tonight 😛 Cya

  89. TheGlueLpFan on January 31, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Which song is that btw?And love the outfit:)Oh good luck at the Grammys!I won’t be able to watch cause I’ll be in school but I hope you guys win:)

  90. Flor_xoxo on January 31, 2010 at 11:00 am

    that was sickkkkk Mike!
    u did an awesome job.

    see u were wearing an LA cap..nicee!!
    haha 🙂

  91. Colin Reid on January 31, 2010 at 10:56 am


  92. Fatima on January 31, 2010 at 10:41 am

    oh wowww it’s AWESOME, Mike!!!you wore a cap 😉 I like it!
    thanks for the vid!

    have a great time tonight at Grammys guys! GOOD LUCK!

  93. HOVAT on January 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I want to take this as a sign that there will be another Fort Minor project and there will be a track with Black Thought. Better not get my hopes up though. Glad to see you’re still rapping though, as a rapper myself, the tracks you rap on with LP and onThe Rising Tide really helped influence me to start rapping.

  94. EvoOba_ on January 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Awwwwww You’re wearing a cap again!!! 😀 It must have been a great show 🙂 Too bad I live way to dar away from LA…I miss all the action :/

    Anyways…good luck tonight at the Grammys. Although you’re competing against some great artists like Metallica and AC/DC, being nominated with a live track is a big deal 🙂 Wish you all the best for tonight! 😀

  95. Fly on January 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

    pure awesomeness!

  96. ana on January 31, 2010 at 10:24 am

    you wore a cap again!

    SO Meteora era 😉

    Good luck for the grammy’s!

    – ana

  97. Hybrid911 on January 31, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I saw/met you in London with Fort Minor when you were supporting the roots x

  98. Tina on January 31, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Way cool!!!! I love The Roots. 🙂

  99. PRoFe SaLMoN on January 31, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Great work! Suena genial! buena canción! greetings!

  100. JanV on January 31, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Hey Mike!
    Sorry I can’t watch the clip…my school’s wi-fi has blocked all videos 😦
    I really hope I was in The Roots’ place 😀 We’ll make a gr8 rapping team.
    Say, did u get my email??
    Thanks for everything~!

  101. Fernanda de Paula Vieira on January 31, 2010 at 10:17 am

    You are so perfect Mike, I love you, i from brazil.. Come to brazil *O*

  102. mtarkhov on January 31, 2010 at 10:17 am

    that’s rad. wish i could be there! nice outfit btw

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