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Rising Tied [Limited Edition]

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 28, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000BKSIT4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,886 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Introduction
2. Remember The Name
3. Right Now
4. Petrified
5. Feel Like Home
6. Where'd You Go
7. In Stereo
8. Back Home
9. Cigarettes
10. Believe Me
11. Get Me Gone
12. High Road
13. Kenji
14. Red To Black
15. The Battle
16. Slip Out The Back
17. Silent
18. Silent
19. Be Somebody
20. There They Go
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda steps out for a wall-to-wall hip-hop project on which he faces his critics ("High Road"), gets autobiographical ("Remember the Name"), shares family history ("Kenji") and emerges as a hip-hop reformist ("Cigarette"). Standing shoulder to shoulder with, among others, John Legend, members of the Roots, and Styles of Beyond, The Rising Tied shines brightest in its earliest moments, where the beats and rhymes feel and sound freshest and where the positive message feels most sincere. This limited edition includes two documentary footage that follows the album's evolution, and Shinoda during the making of the video for "Petrified," all of which ultimately provides fans with interesting insights into the album and the artist himself. -–Jedd Beaudoin

Product Description

Fort Minor, the side project and solo debut for Mike Shinoda of multiplatinum, Grammy-winning Linkin Park, returns the emcee to his roots-making hip-hop. The Rising Tied, produced by Shinoda, who wrote every track and played nearly every instrument was executive produced by Jay-Z. This limited edition boasts three extra songs and a DVD with an interview with Mike Shinoda, a Making Of The Video feature for 'Believe Me', in-studio footage, meeting with Mike Shinoda and Jay-Z and Mike painting the album cover art. Warner. 2005.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first favorite CD March 12, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Over the years, I would not have been able to name any one CD as my favorite. I could provide a list of "favorites", but no one CD would jump to the top of the list. From the first time I listened to this CD, that changed. This is bar none, hands down, without a doubt, my favorite CD (crossing all music genres).

The music software I use on my computer allows for the ranking of each track using stars on a scale of 1 to 5. One of my typical CDs (even those that made my "favorites" list) would probably have 1 or 2 five star tracks, 3 or 4 four stars, 5 or 6 three stars, 3 or 4 two stars, and perhaps, 1 or 2 one stars.

A look at my computer shows I have given 8 of the 21 tracks from The Rising Tied 5 stars. The other 13 tracks have earned 4 stars! Even the intro and a battle interlude received 4 stars. I usually give interludes and intros 1 or 2 stars.

Mike Shinoda has given this CD all the elements I look for in my Rap music. First of all, there is actual music behind the rap. Music with layers and depth, melody and strong rythm. Secondly, The lyrics are clear and understandable. And, thirdly, there is meaning and value behind the lyrics. There is nothing I can't stand more than listening to a rap track that is nothing more than some monotonous beat with someone mumbling something over it and when you do figure out what they are mumbling, it is nothing more than some tired rhetoric glorifying some anti-social behavior. This CD meets every criteria I have to be labeled as "intelligent" rap.

I am not your typical rap music lover. I am a nearly (not there yet!)middle-age, professional white woman. So, I am not as inclined to accept whatever the industry wants to shove down my throat as "good" music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars everything i expected (and hoped for) and more December 2, 2005
By hauk
Format:Audio CD
-i hope you take the time to read all this-

i've been inot mike's rap since i first heard linkin park, and this album really did it for me. the total effect lives up to the artist name, with moods ranging from frantic to tragic to matter-of-fact. this is one of those albums that you dont skip any tracks on, and that you can listen to over and over again without getting bored. the tracks are catchy at first glance, but further in you see the depth of the music, and the lyrics convey messages ranging from subtle to blatent, all portrayed cleverly with tons of emotion. when mike writes a verse, it feels like he's telling a story - and oh yeah, it rhymes too. the messages arent based around the rhymes, its the other way around. this gives the album an amazingly clean and understandable feeling - it just feels right. i also respect mike intensly for making this album totally organic - nearly every instrument was played by mike and actually recorded specifically for the song - not taken off a keyboard, like in much hip hop. even though i'm new at song reviewing, here are my thoughts on each of the songs (except the intro):

2 remember the name (feat. styles of beyond) - a nice debut for the album, this combines a catchy strings tune with a nice third person theme

3 right now (feat. black thought & styles of beyond) - this cross section of everyday life actually makes you stop and think about what everyone else, the people that you never notice, are thinking about as they go about their everyday life

4 petrified - a great heavy beat makes this song perfect for dancing

5 feel like home (feat. styles of beyond) - something about this song just feels clean. i cant put my finger on it, but the song really flows smoothly

6 where'd you go (feat.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely something different, yet excellent. November 25, 2005
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Format:Audio CD
This is very different from the usual hiphop you are accustomed to listening to. the lyrics can move you emotionally and paint mental images (like Kenji), and they sound awfully original compared to the sea of gangsta rap that is often overplayed and can be found everywhere. musically, mike shinoda handplays 99% of the instrumentation that you hear (with the exception of the strings audio clip used in "Believe Me"), which makes the album sounds more realistic and less synthetic. Guest artists are also chosen wisely, like Styles of Beyond, Common, Black Thought, and John Legend, to name a few. Honestly, what has been said about this album is already pretty much said... go check out reviews for the standard/normal explicit edition of the rising tied in amazon.com.

however, this is the special edition, and it boasts 3 extra tracks and a dvd featuring the making of the album. here is the breakdown:

Be Somebody - a song about, well, being yourself and just striving for that goal, and overcoming those in your way. A track that many people can relate to.

There They Go - more of a party track to me though, but it's pretty damn catchy, thats for sure.

The Hard Way - yet another deeply lyrical song, i'm surprised that this wasn't on the standard edition of the album. i don't want to spoil the content about this one much, but the lyrics themselves has that Linkin Park-like vibe to it. Also something that people can relate to.

DVD - the content in the DVD itself helps, in my opinion, make the album itself stronger. Just like a story, Shinoda explains how the project was born, the people involved, among other things. It was nice to see actual musicians performing in the studios for the samples that Shinoda uses.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth your time
This is in regards to the version with the 3 bonus tracks. It is worth it to get this one instead of the regular version. These are some great songs that are have a harder edge.
Published 9 months ago by Susan Snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I would recommend this album to everyone. This is one of the best rap albums there will ever be. I love how the whole album has songs composed with actual instruments, instead of... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection in simplicity
Being a huge fan of Linkin Park I was intrigued to learn of Fort Minor and after purchasing the CD I was hooked. Read more
Published on April 2, 2009 by Matthew Keefe
5.0 out of 5 stars I would recomend this cd
This cd is real hip hop, not some mainsteam crap, mike shinoda is one of my favorite artists, this come with a exclusive dvd feat Jay-z and Mike S. Read more
Published on March 21, 2009 by James A
5.0 out of 5 stars Fort Minor Rising Tied limited release review
An excellent CD for any fan of Fort Minor. The extra three tracks make the CD well worth its purchase. Read more
Published on September 7, 2008 by Nicholas Urbanik
4.0 out of 5 stars Rising Tied
If you're looking to buy this CD for more Linkin Park goodness, then this CD is not for you. Mike Shinoda's side project, Fort Minor, delivers a very hip-hoppish CD with Rising... Read more
Published on July 16, 2007 by TaRan
5.0 out of 5 stars Rememer The Name
If there ever was a sounder cry for change in Hip-Hop, Mike Shinoda would definately join the ranks. Read more
Published on November 30, 2006 by Nicholas S. George
2.0 out of 5 stars mike shinoda is not a good rapper
the production is good, and I can see how this would be cool if I were a Linkin Park from, but coming at this from a hip-hop avenue, this album is wack. Read more
Published on November 22, 2006 by Alexander M. Visotzky
5.0 out of 5 stars Fort Minor - The Rising Tied
After the success of his band, Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda decided to finally release his long dreamed about rap album. Read more
Published on August 30, 2006 by ThaRealest0431
5.0 out of 5 stars He Really Does Bring It
Mr. Mike Shinoda proves that he has something to say, and a message to spread. It's not often at all these days that "second-hand rap (as stated in Cigarettes)" is heard. Read more
Published on August 2, 2006 by Ali
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