|Song by Fort Minor from the album The Rising Tied|
|Released||November 22, 2005|
|Format||Digital, CD, Vinyl|
|Writer||Takbir Bashir, Lonnie Lynn, Ryan Patrick Maginn, Mike Shinoda|
|Label||Machine Shop Recordings, Warner Bros. Records|
On August 15, 2005, a coded message appeared on Fort Minor's website saying, "The Rising Tied contains a song called Back Home. It features Styles of Beyond and Common, although the four vocalists are not all from the same home city. This song was an opportunity to reflect on what gives their respective home towns identity and in doing so discover the similarities."
In late 2006, Clear Channel Music posted the entire The Rising Tied album complete with commentaries from Mike Shinoda before each song. On "Back Home", he said, "On this next song, ‘Back Home’, it was really great to get in the studio with Common. I had met him on a bunch of different occasions, and uhm, he always just seemed to be a real nice guy, like the.. we always just seem to get along, and have funny conversations, and talk about… get off on weird subjects and all that. This beat for some reason just.. it wanted to have Common on it, I played him the song and he’s like: “Oh, let me get on that one”."
On the Making of The Rising Tied DVD, Mike talks about having Common come to the studio when he was making the album. He said, "The song "Back Home" is about the less publicized version of where we come from. Common being from Chicago, and me and SOB being from LA. The version of LA that you usually hear about doesn't include Little Tokyo and Koreatown and Alverado Street and The Valley and Pasadena. So we wanted to stay true to those things about LA."
He added, "When Common came in to record "Back Home", he played me his soon-to-be released album which was entitled "Be" and I played him tracks from my record. It was pretty funny because I think we spent more time kicking back and just talking than we actually did recording. Common's a pretty deep dude and even though we don't agree on everything, we tend to have some pretty interesting conversations."
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Back Home||The Rising Tied||3:44||2005||November 22, 2005||
|Back Home||The Rising Tied (Non-PA Version)||3:44||2005||November 22, 2005||
|Back Home||Instrumental Album: The Rising Tied||3:47||2005||
- ↑ fortminor.co.uk - "Fort Minor going "Back Home"", August 15, 2005
- ↑ Mike Walks Us Through 'The Rising Tied' | LP Association Forums, October 27, 2006