|Song by Fort Minor from the album We Major|
|Released||October 30, 2005|
Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
|Live debut||August 18, 2005|
|Last played||September 8, 2015|
|Writer||Mike Shinoda, Ryan Maginn, Takbir Bashir|
|Label||Machine Shop Recordings|
"Dolla" is the third track on Fort Minor's We Major mixtape.
"Dolla" features Mike Shinoda and Styles of Beyond.
The main guitar on "Dolla" is a sample of "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin. Vocal samples from "The Ocean" are also present in the song. The song features vocals by Mike and Styles Of Beyond.
"Dolla" was originally released on Fort Minor's Sampler Mixtape, which was given for free to members of Fort Minor's street team in summer 2005. On the Sampler Mixtape, a sample of The Doors' "Five To One" began the song. This was the work of DJ Cheapshot, who cut the mixtape for Mike.
It was then re-released on Fort Minor's We Major mixtape in October 2005. The re-release of the song features a sample of the movie "Gangs of New York" that says, "that's how you stand up against the rising of the tide" and it lacks the "Five To One" sample.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Dolla||Sampler Mixtape||2:54||2005||October 2005||
|Dolla||We Major||3:05||2005||October 30, 2005||
|Dolla (Explicit)||S.C.O.M. / Dolla / Get It / Spray Paint + Ink Pens||2:52||2005||May 26, 2006||
|Dolla (Edit)||S.C.O.M. / Dolla / Get It / Spray Paint + Ink Pens||2:55||2005||May 26, 2006||
|Dolla (Instrumental)||S.C.O.M. / Dolla / Get It / Spray Paint + Ink Pens||2:55||2005||May 26, 2006||
"Dolla" was featured in the earliest Fort Minor setlists, being performed at the group's first show at Pukkelpop 2005. It was originally featured as the second-to-last song in the set, but was quickly moved up near the start. After this movement, it stayed in the third position of Fort Minor's sets for all of the subsequent tours.
On occasion, during the Minutes To Midnight touring cycle, Mike's verse from "Dolla" was rapped over the extended intro of "Points Of Authority". It appeared starting at the Woodlands, Texas stop on Projekt Revolution 2007, and saw its last appearance in Lexington, Kentucky on the 2008 North American Tour.
The song returned to Fort Minor's sets when Mike revived the project with "Welcome" in 2015. It was shortened to only featured his verse with a new guitar part performed under it. It was coincidentally performed in the third slot of the setlist, just like the years before.
Last Updated: September 15, 2016
|Type||Description||First Played||Last Played|
|Alternative||Shortened (Mike's Verse Only) w/ New Guitar Part||June 29, 2015||September 8, 2015|
|Sampler Mixtape Version|
|We Major Version|
That's how you stand up against the rising of the tide.