The Rising Tied (Deluxe Version)
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||Introduction||Fort Minor||0:43||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRemember the Name (feat. Styles of Beyond)||Fort Minor||3:47||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRight Now (feat. Black Thought & Styles of Beyond)||Fort Minor||4:14||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPetrified||Fort Minor||3:40||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFeel Like Home (feat. Styles of Beyond)||Fort Minor||3:53||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhere'd You Go (feat. Holly Brook & Jonah Matranga)||Fort Minor||3:51||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn Stereo||Fort Minor||3:29||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBack Home (feat. Common & Styles of Beyond)||Fort Minor||3:44||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCigarettes||Fort Minor||3:40||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Believe Me (feat. Bobo & Styles of Beyond)||Fort Minor||3:48||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGet Me Gone||Fort Minor||1:56||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||High Road (feat. John Legend)||Fort Minor||3:16||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Kenji||Fort Minor||3:51||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRed to Black (feat. Kenna, Jonah Matranga & Styles of Beyond)||Fort Minor||3:11||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Battle (feat. Celph Titled)||Fort Minor||0:32||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Slip Out the Back (feat. Mr. Hahn)||Fort Minor||3:56||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Petrified (Los Angeles Remix)||Fort Minor||3:32||£0.79||View in iTunes|
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. [The Rising Tied was also made available in limited edition featuring a bonus DVD with the video for "Believe Me" plus interview footage. Three bonus tracks were also added to the CD.]
This album is great! It is the first solo album from Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park fame and it is absolutely brilliant. Almost as good as some real Linkin Park, but the lack of Chester Bennington means that it is not the best. Come on Apple, put Hybrid Theory and Meteora on iTunes - not just the remix rubbish.
This album is well worth the purchase, excellent hip hop tunes that don't involve the usual, predictable hip hop slang!! This makes the album very refreshing indeed. xxx
amazing - what an album.stumbled across it on itunes and im so glad i did.starting off with 'remember the name' followed by 'right now' (my fav track) all the way to 'slip out the back' and 'petrified'.if you like this genre of music then its a 100% must im afraid.got this on repeat and cant see anything budging it off my pod for the foreseeable future!! just hope they bring out more the same asap!!
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