Fort Minor - Rising Tied (Explicit Version)
Rising Tied (Explicit Version)
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The Rising Tied is the debut album of hip hop ensemble Fort Minor, the side project by Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda. The album was released on November 22, 2005. Hip-hop group and long time friends of Shinoda, Styles of Beyond are heavily featured on the album and also appeared with Shinoda to promote Fort Minor in photos and live shows.

Album background

The Rising Tied was produced by Shinoda and executive-produced by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. The motive of the project is because he couldn't demonstrate as much of his hip-hop background in Linkin Park. He explained the name of his project in an interview, Retrieved on 06-04-07


Release and reception

The Rising Tied charted and peaked at #51 on the Billboard 200 chart. Promotional music videos have been filmed for the songs "Remember the Name," "Petrified", "Believe Me", and "Where'd You Go." As of 2008, the only song that had garnered much notoriety was "Where'd You Go". "Remember The Name" was used by Turner Network Television as the theme for the 2006-2007 NBA playoffs, and achieved success among alternative hip-hop fans and competitive athletes. In addition, Remember The Name is in the preview for the new remake of The Karate Kid.

Despite the low peak, the album has managed to hold on, selling 300,000 copies in the USA and 400,000 copies worldwide.

A small club World tour in USA, China, and Australia was followed.

Album personnel

* Produced and mixed by Mike Shinoda

* Engineered by Mark Kiczula

* Mastered by Brian "Big Bass" Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering

* Executive-produced by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

* A&R by Brad Delson for Machine Shop Recordings

* Additional A&R by Dave Parker

* All instrument parts written and performed by Mike Shinoda except:

*: Strings on "Remember the Name," "Feel Like Home," "Cigarettes" and "Slip out the Back" arranged by David Campbell

*: Choir on "Where'd You Go," "Cigarettes," "Kenji" and "Slip out the Back" contracted by Bobbie Page for Page LA Studio Voices

*: Latin percussion on "Believe Me" by Bobo of Cypress Hill

*: Scratching on "Feel Like Home" by DJ Cheapshot of Styles of Beyond

*: Scratching on "Slip out the Back" by Mr. Hahn of Linkin Park

* Recorded at the Stockroom and NRG Studios

* Creative direction by Mike Shinoda

* Art direction and design by Frank Maddocks

* Artwork by Mike Shinoda

* Additional artwork and logo design by Frank Maddocks and Jackson Chandler

* Photography by Greg Watermann

* Managed by Rob McDermott for the Firm

* Additional management by Stephanie Luby

* Booked by Michael Arfin for Artist Group International

* Legal representation by Danny Hayes for Davis, Shapiro, Lewit, Montone & Hayes

* Business management by Michael Oppenheim and Jonathan Schwartz for Gudvi, Sussman & Oppenheim

* Worldwide licensing and merchandising by Bandmerch


This text has been derived from The Rising Tied on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0

Artist/Band Information

Fort Minor is a hip-hop side-project of Mike Shinoda, who is best known as being a member of the American rock band Linkin Park. Shinoda's debut solo album as Fort Minor, The Rising Tied was released November 22, 2005.


Fort Minor is a hip hop collaboration between Mike Shinoda, Ryan Patrick Maginn (Ryu), and Takbir Bashir (Tak) who together form the underground hip hop group Styles of Beyond.

Around late 2004, Mike Shinoda began recording songs for this side project. The Rising Tied, the debut album of Fort Minor, was released in November 2005. Robert Hales directed its first video "Petrified", which was released the previous month. Jay-Z, who had previously collaborated with Linkin Park on the 2004 album Collision Course, was the executive producer for The Rising Tied. Shinoda told Corey Moss of MTV News that he imposed on himself a requirement to play all the instruments and write all the lyrics to the album except for the strings, percussion, or choir parts. "Where'd You Go", its first single, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; following was "Remember the Name" at #66. Another track, "Kenji" describes the experiences of Shinoda's family during the Japanese American internment of World War II.

Due to the success of "Where'd You Go", on the week of April 26, 2006, sales of The Rising Tied increased by 45 percent, and the album chart position went up 89 positions to #104 on the Billboard 200." Where'd You Go" was awarded Ringtone of the Year at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. In mid August 2006 Fort Minor performed at the Summer Sonic 2006 alongside Linkin Park.

The third track on the album, "Right Now", is featured in the trailer of The Family That Preys by Tyler Perry.

The song Remember The Name was used in promotional TV trailers for the 2006 movie Gridiron Gang, as well as the trailer for the remake of the movie The Karate Kid (2010).

In November 2006, Fort Minor released a video for "Remember the Name." Shinoda has stated he felt the video was a nice wrap-up for Fort Minor. Also in November, Shinoda stated that Fort Minor is on hiatus, because of his dedication to Linkin Park.

In 2006, Holly Brook released an exclusive version of "Where'd You Go" to radio stations, made completely by Holly Brook. Mike does not appear on this version, which can be heard by request on various American radio stations.




* 2005 Fort Minor: Sampler Mixtape

* 2005 Fort Minor: We Major


Music videos


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