With no official news yet besides a few off hand comments and updates to Facebook and Instagram, I think it's safe to say Fort Minor is expected to have a new release at some point in the future. I was talking about this with a friend and in that conversation we brought up some interesting points to further discuss here. We both recognize Mike is unlikely to shift the spectrum of hip hop and rap with intricate verses and a cold flow. Still, Mike's first stint as Fort Minor was post-Meteora, pre-Minutes To Midnight, also known as when the band was first introduced to producer Rick Rubin. Rick played a revolutionary role in the evolution of Linkin Park as a band. It's no secret that Mike is the creative head of the six members, so he learned a lot from his experiences with Rick. Maybe his time using the "donna-na-na" tactic of using jibberish in place of real lyrics to develop a flow will help Mike raise above mediocrity? I know Mike will deliver om the instrumentals of a fresh Fort Minor album, I just hope he brings the bars and challenges himself. Regardless of opinions, though, I am eager to hear new Fort Minor after a decade long hiatus!