Video Interview: THE RAID: REDEMPTION Composers Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese

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As if The Raid: Redemption wasn't already cool enough when it got picked up by Sony Pictures Classics immediately after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Gareth Evans and company wrangled in musicians Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese to revamp the film's score. As one of the front men in Linkin Park, you already know who Shinoda is. He was hand-picked to take on this project as his first film score, and he brought in Trapanese, who collaborated with Daft Punk for Tron: Legacy. Trapanese's work can be heard in the latest M83 album, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." Long story short, this guy also knows his shit.

I sat down with the two to talk about their collaboration process. What's so engaging about their collaboration is that these guys come from completely different musical backgrounds but have teamed up to create one of the best scores of the year. Also, Shinoda liked my self-award winning bright blue corduroy pants, which is what we are talking about at the beginning of this interview. Enjoy!

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