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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Breaking off into his own hip-hop universe, Linkin Park's rapper and in-house producer Mike Shinoda presents Fort Minor, a loose side project with a steady stream of guests, yet a surprisingly personal project too that sometimes puts the listeners right in Shinoda's shoes. On The Rising Tied, Fort Minor can strike the baller pose a little too hard and sometimes the club-minded tracks shout loud while saying nothing. Softening the blow of these standard rock-dude-doing-rap clichés is the production, with constructions that are like House of Pain meets the Crystal Method and a whole synthetic orchestra in tow. As executive producer, Jay-Z calls it during the album's intro,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Breaking off into his own hip-hop universe, Linkin Park's rapper and in-house producer Mike Shinoda presents Fort Minor, a loose side project with a steady stream of guests, yet a surprisingly personal project too that sometimes puts the listeners right in Shinoda's shoes. On The Rising Tied, Fort Minor can strike the baller pose a little too hard and sometimes the club-minded tracks shout loud while saying nothing. Softening the blow of these standard rock-dude-doing-rap clichés is the production, with constructions that are like House of Pain meets the Crystal Method and a whole synthetic orchestra in tow. As executive producer, Jay-Z calls it during the album's intro, it's a "big sound," and as he focuses on "richness of the sound" he knows this is "something serious." Serious is something Shinoda excels at and The Rising Tied slays when it goes epic. "Right Now" connects the hood, to the 'burbs, to Iraq effortlessly while rapidly introducing a series of lonely people that are all as stuck as Eleanor Rigby. "Where'd You Go" tugs at the heart even harder while suggesting it doesn't matter if it's war or constant business trips are keeping loved ones away from home, it just plain hurts. There's also the bleak and bitter "Kenji" which focuses on the Japanese-American internees during World War II with believable venom. Empty headed numbers like "In Stereo" "Oh-oh/Ready for it here we go/We got the block rocking in stereo" are the kind of tracks you wouldn't want to be caught dead representing as street hip-hop when in the hood, but if it's filler when compared to the soul-searching highlights, it's damn catchy filler with lyrics innocuous enough for everyday suburban partying. On the other hand, the following "Back Home" finds Shinoda holding his own next to hip-hop hero Common and a little while later "High Road" nails the "all you haters stop playin'" track perfectly and nearly at Twista speed. Even if the album is more TRL than 106 & Park, it's only an easy target for cynical folks who haven't really listened to it. The Rising Tied is brilliant in parts, "Dre Day" here and there, but mostly unique and just as "big" as Jay-Z says it is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624938828
  • Catalog Number: 49388
  • Sales rank: 18,480

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction (0:43)
  2. 2 Remember the Name (3:50)
  3. 3 Right Now (4:14)
  4. 4 Petrified (3:40)
  5. 5 Feel Like Home (3:53)
  6. 6 Where'd You Go (3:51)
  7. 7 In Stereo (3:29)
  8. 8 Back Home (3:44)
  9. 9 Cigarettes (3:40)
  10. 10 Believe Me (3:42)
  11. 11 Get Me Gone (1:56)
  12. 12 High Road (3:16)
  13. 13 Kenji (3:51)
  14. 14 Red to Black (3:11)
  15. 15 The Battle (0:32)
  16. 16 Slip Out the Back - Mr. Hahn (6:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fort Minor Primary Artist
Mike Shinoda Multi Instruments
Page LA Studio Voices Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Brian Gardner Mastering
Shawn Carter Executive Producer
Mike Shinoda Composer, Artwork, Audio Production
Bobby Page & the Riff Raffs Choir Contractor
Mark Kiczula Engineer
Frank Maddocks Artwork, Art Direction, Logo Design
Jackson Chandler Artwork, Logo Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    good hits

    love
    Remember the Name
    where'd you go
    good nice tracks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a must hear

    Mike Shinoda is off the chain, him and the rest of fort minor really did there thing on here. It's an album you can listen to from start to finish and not regret one song. It's worth every penny you spend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wow

    for mike shinodas first album alone, this is really good. you get a feeling of how hard mike had to work to make this album. This is a great cd to get.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FINALLY: HIP HOP with SUBSTANCE

    Hip Hop with substance does exist whether the radio allows you to believe it or not. THere is one word that describes this album: QUALITY. This record is an honest portrayal of a hip hop head who just happens to be a musical genius. The way this album came together is nothing short of unbelievable. It is consistent in variety and for that I commend MS, SOB and anybody else who had anything to do with this record.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A change from the ordinary...

    The album is better than i expected it to be. The lyrics on the album are amazing. he talks about real life situations, not about how many diamonds are in his mouth. the beats are amazing. the song cigarettes and in stereo have such a great combination of drum beats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fort Minor : The Rising Tied

    This album is so sick. Anyone who loves rap / rock will highly like this album. The beats are great, and highly origional. Mike Shinoda and Fort Minor are making their mark in the rap game.. Get that album n see wat all the talk is about!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!!!!

    This is one of those albums that you can listin straght threw without having to skip a track. From the first song to the last it is a mixture of rythms and rhymes that will make you listin to it over and over again. All the hard work that Mike put into this album is very apparent, all of the songs have meaning and can be taken to heart. Mike did a great job, this is his own, and let me tell you, he owns it all......Great Job Mike!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shinoda's done it again!

    wow, Mike Shinoda's produced another great album yet again, though he didn't have to work alongside his LP bandmates this time (though he did feature Mr. Hahn in Slip out the Back) and... wow. This CD is worth every penny put into it, especially the track titled "Kenji", when he tells the story of how his family got through the American Internment camp Manzanar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shinoda nevers stops amazing

    The new album by Shinoda (FORT Minor) is a combination of vocals and beats that blow the mind at first listen. Then tracks never get old and the more you listen the more you get pulled in. An album unlike any other on the market today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Solo Shinoda Speaks. You should listen!

    The Rising Tied is the hip-hop solo debut from Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda. The 16 track record is a good listen despite some emcee abilities Shinoda lacks which he makes up with in his lyricist abilities. Cigarettes is an interesting song that compares the tobacco industry with today's hip-hop. Believe Me, the most Linkin Park sounding track on the record, captures you with its catchy hook. Of course, there is also the stand out track Kenji which features Shinoda's father's and aunt's account about the Japanese interment camps during WWII. Overall, this is a great album but there are just some tracks that don't stand out that you wouldn't mind skipping over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rising Tied=very hard inspirational lyrics

    The Rising Tide is a not your ordinary hip hop. Its a hip hop that has many lyrics many of us can relate to. Not only does this album have good samples and beats but it has great artitst showing off their skills...ie: Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK. The Rising Tied is, in my opinion, the best hip hop i have heard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fort minor - amazin

    1st of i must say that every track on this album is amazing, and i dont no which 1 is my fav, but if i had to chose i'd have to say ' Remember the name' Its just such a good beat and the lyrics are amazing to. If you liked Linkin park, you will love this aswell, Mike blew this album away, get it ASAP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album is the best

    it's great. Songs that I most like are: "High Road" (This awesome piano and tambourine, I really love it), "Right Now" (text is really moving)"Where'd you go". I think that all tracks on this album is great, each of has its own message, and each is different. I'm glad that mike made this record and I'm waiting on new LP album. I heard on this album some LP inclinations :) :) (ex. "Red To Black") I think that If "High Road" will be the single in Europe perhaps it will be hit. Although TRT makes really good career.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Refreshing

    Most hard rock fans obviously know Linkin Park they're the band who sold millions of records with their phenominal debut, 'Hybrid Theory'. They're also the band who sold millions more with 'Reanimation', 'Meteora', 'Live in Texas', and the infamous 'Collision Course' with hip hop's most known rapper, Jay-Z. The bands success was fueled by not only the amazing guitar playing, complex drum patterns, or even the scratching and sampling done by Joe Hahn, but also by the band's right-hand vocalist, Mike Shinoda. With the explosion of LP, Mike never had much time to sit down and create just straight hip hop music. But during their time off between 'Meteora' and their next release, Mike finally found the time. And the time was well spent. 'The Rising Tied' is Mike's side-project and hip hop album that sounds more underground than anything (which is exactly what the hip hop world needs, a break from mainstream). Immediately popping the disc in your player, you listen to the introduction, and they waste no time letting you get to know Mike. 'Remember the Name' simply lets you get to know Mike and what his peers think about him. 'Right Now', in my opinion, is the best song off the entire record. But that doesn't mean you just ignore the rest of the tracks. 'Petrified', the most commonly known track (any LP or FM fan has seen the video by visiting linkinpark.com or lpunderground.com recently) is a good hip hop song with a heavy bounce. 'Where'd You Go' is a song I personally dedicated to a friend of mine, because the chorus is so strong, and the beat and vocalization is simply amazing. 'Get Me Gone' and 'High Road' tell how Mike was pressured to not rap in any LP record, just play keyboards. It also tells how radio stations and critics twist his words, and what he has done to overcome these obstacles in his career. 'Kenji', named after Mike's middle name, is deep, heartfelt song you must hear to fully understand. 'Slip Out the Back', the album's final song, is my personal favorite, because I feel like I can relate to it on a certain level. This entire album is groundbreaking, and should go down as one of hip hop's best albums of the past decade (yes, I mean right alongside 2Pac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg). If you are a fan of Linkin Park, hip hop music, or songs you can actually relate to, then go out and buy this album. I recommend the Limited Edition, so you can hear the bonus tracks, and watch the DVD, which explains how the album and 'Petrified' video were made. This album was much better than expected. It goes to show that Mike did not make a mistake in creating Fort Minor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Work Of Art

    A Work Of Art doesnt have to be a painting or a drawing or a poem it can be music like this cd. When I first heard Petrified and Remember The Name I thought to myself hmm maybe this wont be worth getting. But I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and trust me this cd is going to be a hit!. With awesome tracks such as Where'd You Go? and Believe Me and Hard Way. If you are a rock fan and not to sure about all the hip hop trust me this CD is so good you wont regret it. Usually cd's dont stand out for me that much but this one is so much more than a CD its a work of art.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Album

    I bought The Rising Tied the other day and it turned out to be just like I thought it'd be. It's Mike without the Linkin Park, and he and his Machine Shop crew do a great job. Every song on the album represents his hard work at doing this on his own and it shows. I'd have to say "Petrified" is my favorite, but "In Stereo" comes up very close. All of the songs are excellent. I can't wait to see Linkin Park's next album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FM=Hip hop monarchy

    This headline here says it all. Whether or not you are from hip hop origins musically speaking, The Rising Tied is an album to be given a chance. Listen and you can tell that Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park has got undeniable skills for this musical genre. The loops are very "organic", meaning Mike himself played all instuments heard unless noted otherwise. You can be assured that this material is differing from what you hear in the music industry nowadays. Two editions of this album exist, be sure to check out the limited edition which includes an extra DVD and three additional tracks. Enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweetness

    I was pretty skeptical to when I heard about Mike Shinoda doing a rap album because I am not that big into rap. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the depth of the music he's made on the album. So many instrument, so much talent, so very beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Rising Tied is wondreful

    The Rising Tied is dramatic,and exciting.Mike Shinoda is the producer of this album,it is very different from linkin park.Fort Minor is hip-hop,pop,rap.I personally loved the album,you should purchase it.You may purchase it here at barnes& noble.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Record of the Year

    Fort Minor: The Rising Tied was the most amazing album I've heard all year long. The lyrics are amazing. The beats just won't quit. It's actually pretty addicting. I can't believe how incredible this album is! I knew right away that I was going to get the album after hearing Petrified, but I was still blown away by the whole album. Mike Shinoda got the best people to help out on the record. You cannot go wrong if you buy this album. Make sure you get the limited edition copy if you can because it has three awesome bonus tracks!

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