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Mike Shinoda releases new solo EP, ‘Ziggurats’

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Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda has released a new solo EP called Ziggurats.

The four-track collection is available now for digital download, but made its premiere Thursday as a collection of NFTs.

“I know there are a lot of fans who are curious about NFTs but haven’t tried it yet,” Shinoda says. “So I designed this release to be an easy ‘first NFT.'”

Ziggurats was sold on the Tezos blockchain, which Shinoda describes as a “a green blockchain, with one of the lowest carbon footprints of any popular chain.”

“We’ve all bought an app we ‘own,’ like Microsoft Word, or a music plugin, or an item in a game,” Shinoda says. “But those items are unlimited in number. The difference here is that the NFT is limited edition, highlighting the value of authenticity, rarity, and originality.”

Ziggurats follows Shinoda’s three-volume Dropped Frames release in 2020, which consists of mostly instrumental recordings made during his Twitch streams with fans.

Here’s the Ziggurats track list:

“Genius Bar”
“Richard Bachman”
“Cheat Codes”

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