On TV: Jamie Kennedy, Fort Minor, T.I.

Rap acts on television this week include Denny ‘Average Homeboy’ Blaze, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; ‘Blowin’ Up’ star Jamie Kennedy, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; Fort Minor, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday; and T.I., who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday. Also this week, several singing stars, including Missy Elliott, appear on ‘Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball’ on Monday, airing on ABC at 8 PM ET/PT.

On TV: Kanye West, Fort Minor, Field Mob

Field Mob

Rap acts on television this week include Kanye West, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday and visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; Fort Minor, who perform on ‘TRL’ on Monday; and Field Mob, who are featured on ‘TRL’ on Friday.

Mike Shinoda Chats With KISS 106.1

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Fort Minor was on the phone with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Monday (April 17). He talked about promoting the Fort Minor work, being mobbed when they go overseas, winning a Grammy Award for the song with Jay-Z and his acceptance speech, the success with ‘Where’d You Go’, a new Linkin Park album by year’s end, and more. Audio at kiss1061.com has since been removed.

Fort Minor ‘Where’d U Go’ Video

Fort Minor 'Where'd U Go' music video

Fort Minor are out with the video to their new single ‘Where’d U Go’, from the band’s debut album ‘The Rising Tied’. Watch it via YouTube below.

Fort Minor 'Where'd U Go' cover art

Mike Shinoda On What’s Next

Before Mike Shinoda of Fort Minor and Linkin Park fame appeared on MuchOnDemand, MuchMusic.com pulled him aside to ask him a coupla questions. Asked what’s next for what was a side project from his Linkin Park duties. “I think that my focus right now is really on the Fort Minor record and promoting that,” he said. “At the same time I’m working on new Linkin Park music, which will be for an album that’s due out this year, and then obviously Styles Of Beyond and Holly Brook will be putting out their albums this year on Machine Shop Recordings. So we’ll be putting energy into making sure those are promoted and take off.”

The story at muchmusic.com has since been removed.

On TV: Snoop Dogg, Ying Yang Twins, Fort Minor

Rap acts on television this week include Snoop Dogg, who appears on ‘Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable’ on NBC at 9 PM ET/PT; Ying Yang Twins, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday; and Fort Minor, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Thursday.

Fort Minor’s ‘The Rising Tied’

Fort Minor 'The Rising Tied' album cover

Contributed by jayo:

This is quite the step away from what you would expect of Shinoda, as he leaves the formula that worked so well for him back with his bandmates and creates a whole new approach at music, sticking to traditional hip-hop. And instead of using his star power to conjure a star-studded list of featured producers, Shinoda takes the responsibility on by himself, creating every beat and playing nearly every instrument (from drums to strings) on The Rising Tied, adding a symphonic feel to album’s songs — something rarely seen in these MPC-laden times. Read more.

On TV: Cypress Hill, Fort Minor

Cypress Hill tattoos

Rap acts on television this week include Ludacris, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; Cypress Hill, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; and Fort Minor, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday.