Styles of Beyond is an alternative hip hop band from Los Angeles, California. Its roster consists of MCs Ryan Maginn (Ryu) and Takbir Bashir (Tak), Colton Fisher (DJ Cheapshot), and producer Vin Skully. They have released two LPs and were heavily featured on Mike Shinoda's Fort Minor release, The Rising Tied. They were signed to Shinoda's Machine Shop Recordings label, but were released from it due to issues with Warner. They are also associated with the Demigodz supergroup which features similar artists such as Apathy, Celph Titled, and 7L & Esoteric.