You need flash!
no cover -  

Fort Minor

Hip-Hop rap alternative hip hop rock

Fort Minor is the side-project of Mike Shinoda, the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of the band Linkin Park. Though it was technically Shinoda's solo project, the members of Styles Of Beyond featured heavily on Fort Minor's album The Rising Tied and appeared with Shinoda at photo shoots and live concerts.

They are known for the 2006 single, "Where'd You Go", which features Holly Brook and Jonah Matranga, and also his single, "Remember the Name". Thus far, Fort Minor has released one album, 2005's The Rising Tied (as well as one mixtape, FMInvasion - We Major, which featured DJ Green Lantern), and also has a fan club similar to Linkin Park Underground, titled Fort Minor Militia.

Mike Shinoda's plan was to make music while enjoying time with his friends, who include Ryu, Tak, and many other leading musical artists.

Fort Minor's first major album The Rising Tied, features 16 tracks (with three bonus tracks on the Limited Edition), many of which are specific to the lives of Shinoda and his collaborators. "Remember the Name", for example, describes the group's views on being rappers, while "Kenji" describes the experiences of Shinoda's family during the Japanese American internment of World War II. Other tracks, such as "Slip Out the Back" which features Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, have more general lyrical themes. In the lyrics of the track "Get Me Gone", Shinoda says that before the debut album of Linkin Park came out, someone at Warner Bros. Records told him to quit rapping and just play keyboards because the band didn't need an MC in addition to a singer. He goes on to say that with the help of the band, Mike released the album as it was and many critics were silenced.

Fort Minor won Ringtone of the Year for "Where'd You Go" at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

In mid August of 2006 Fort Minor performed at the Summer Sonic 2006 along side Linkin Park and other bands.

In November of 2006, Fort Minor released a video for "Remember the Name", which features a montage of various amazing feats. 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.

As of August 19, 2006, Fort Minor's debut album has sold 400,000 copies.

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.

Fort Minor d61109612bb61c8f5f3c4430e18fc14f Fort Minor 80b398f5573b40deae411f3d2e9e652f Fort Minor 75d526596ee24e24ce2ce00ed90cf804 Fort Minor c276364fe696645982819e8c587f9510 Fort Minor abcd6ea3e7424fc0932c30650a48319e Fort Minor 2ca820f5c28345079b8aa499cb13d3be Fort Minor a5aa2d3177c64d41b4513813718c029a Fort Minor a9328f20e26c4df7a9ef59045ad44b37 Fort Minor a16484e0da26433c836292330975473f Fort Minor 7f02767bc5bb4aecb64eaeff65eb250f Fort Minor 97fe3c06829940b1b1626ef5feba2cc2 Fort Minor ecc3c3e77d5e4da1affd705f958f9e72 Fort Minor 2f7adb5e62d44a918c30480fa9966756 Fort Minor 1d4966d252224776b1fdb4c06a056774 Fort Minor cb75f59b8e0541afac3fb6a3d7b5b901 Fort Minor 899acf9b6f3e4d56a8b0b1c92a3f2f9c Fort Minor ac07b9d6b0c6455397e945c1383a93db Fort Minor 5902fe4d81794efe91ce46b337f8ded4 Fort Minor 26e730a0f11a40b79c832453b984b434 Fort Minor 1d57418862e244f2b9219703660b6d7f Fort Minor fc451e5a7dc34068bccde275c2556a94 Fort Minor 8e76bb9ed2f24c8b96298eca3df54276 Fort Minor 5744c5f9595e4aa58265c011d0662431 Fort Minor 51af36aac6be4e4398a329b3d95a887b Fort Minor 9b02a923a0594561bdfa747e35119cb2 Fort Minor ca4fec2c25754f5993d14656a18c4883 Fort Minor db14ab77c17f435497e7db158d60116e Fort Minor 3289ba19a471487e81b6d9ca16a69122 Fort Minor 9ad46b0cdb8d483cad15208e3377f180 Fort Minor d8a350f138b5884bc660287010da64aa Fort Minor 0551a61ed6a648cd8ee984e920dffdc4 Fort Minor 7bd25d8a48774a0487269d0191ff2673 Fort Minor f2b47073ccd34fa684f53a346dbc3abe Fort Minor 46d0ab6678ca4b21bd00b3d5ffe578c5 Fort Minor 143836fd593543d6bfb6e82ed894a2fd Fort Minor 7d1e90caad7d415da9953cd8ab1012a8 Fort Minor 7ed93010ee354c4fa4cacad546dc5a9f Fort Minor c38e7f920a90436cba78146d5544017f Fort Minor 069727fb695e7bac172ed0b6cdaa101c Fort Minor c09e16681b28a28e1189d336a87a34e3