Like Riding A Bike

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"Like Riding A Bike"
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Song by Hot Karl
Recorded 2016
Released June 06, 2016
Format Digital
Length 3:49
Samples Big Brother & The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
Producer Mike Shinoda


Two clips of new music were posted by Mike Shinoda on Snapchat on May 26. The first clip was an instrumental while the second was a clip of him rapping over a sample of "Piece Of My Heart" by Big Brother And The Holding Company.[1]

On May 30, 2016 the Los Angeles artist Jensen Karp premiered a new Hot Karl (Jensen's rap name) song during his Get Up On This podcast. He said the song is called "Like Riding A Bike" and, besides laying a verse down, Mike Shinoda did the beat. The song also features verses by Jensen Karp's longtime friends Ali Abnormal and Intuition.[2]

"Like Riding A Bike" was officially released for free download on SoundCloud on June 7, coinciding with the release of Jensen's new memoir "Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big".[3]

A slightly different version of the song was released for free download on Jensen's SoundCloud account on June 6 (instead of the previously announced June 7 date). Mike's first line was changed to remove "Damn Daniel" as the first two words of the song.


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Like Riding A Bike Like Riding A Bike 3:49 2016 June 6, 2016
  • Features vocals by Mike Shinoda, Ali Abnormal and Intuition.
  • Samples Big Brother & The Holding Company's "Piece Of My Heart".
  • Released for free download on Jensen Karp's SoundCloud account on June 6, 2016 in WAV format under the name "HotKarl RIDING A BIKE mix 2".
Like Riding A Bike 3:46 2016 May 30, 2016
  • Early verse by Mike Shinoda with different lyrics.
  • Premiered on Jensen Karp's podcast "Get Up On This" on May 30, 2016.
  • The full episode was made available for free download in MP3 112kbps format.




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