|Song by Mike Shinoda from the album Dropped Frames, Vol. 2|
|Released||July 31, 2020|
|Label||Kenji Kobayashi Productions|
"King Paprika" is a song by Mike Shinoda made during the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic.
In March 2020, the global pandemic created by the COVID-19 coronavirus caused communities to quarantine at home. During this time, Mike Shinoda decided to start live streaming online and inviting fans to watch him create new instrumental music.
"King Paprika" was a track made by Mike on March 27, 2020 under the working title "3.27.20", making it one of his oldest CoronaJams done via streaming. This when he was still calling his streams "Beat Making Demos" instead of "CoronaJams" and still streaming from his iPhone on Instagram Live with a one hour time limit.
Mike didn't talk about this song when he was making it, and ended the session with a wave after just over half an hour.
On April 29, 2020, Mike revisited four CoronaJams to rework them. The tracks were "KarmaKon" (unreleased), "Babble Bobble", "King Paprika", and "Neon Crickets." Mike said, "Today we're going to do a couple of things. I realized I had some of those early jams that were either low quality audio because they were on Instagram Live only, so if some of you guys missed those, you can see those today."
He mentioned the title for the first time on June 5, 2020 when he read it in the chat, since fans noticed it on his computer.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|King Paprika||Dropped Frames, Vol. 2||2:22||2020||July 31, 2020|
- Mike Shinoda