Joe Hahn

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Joseph "Joe" Hahn (born March 15, 1977), better known by his stage name, Mr. Hahn, is a Korean American turntablist and director best known as the DJ and sampler for the band Linkin Park.


A Korean American,[1] Hahn was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Glendale, California.[2] He began deejaying in high school,[3] and attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.[2] In college, he met Mike Shinoda, and joined his band Xero, which later became known as Linkin Park.[3] Hahn became the first Korean American to receive a Grammy when the band won the 2002 award for Best Hard Rock Performance.[1][4]

Hahn and Shinoda guested in The X-Ecutioners' hit single "It's Going Down".[5] Hahn also guested in Shinoda's Fort Minor album The Rising Tied.[6]

Hahn has directed several of Linkin Park's music videos, such as those for "Numb", "From the Inside", "What I've Done", "Somewhere I Belong", "Pts.OF.Athrty", "New Divide" and "Bleed it Out".[7] He has also directed videos for Story of the Year, Xzibit, and Alkaline Trio.[2] In a 2003 interview, he told MTV that film-making was his true passion, and that "doing the music [was] more of an extra thing".[7]

Outside of his work in music, Hahn provided special effects work on The X-Files and the miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune.[8] He also directed a short film called The Seed,[9] and acquired the rights to produce a film adaption of China Miéville's novel King Rat.[10]

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