|Song by Fort Minor from the album The Rising Tied|
|Working title||Rising Tied Introduction|
|Released||November 22, 2005|
|Format||Digital, CD, Vinyl|
|Live debut||June 29, 2015|
|Last played||September 8, 2015|
|Label||Machine Shop Recordings, Warner Bros. Records|
In late 2006, Clear Channel Music posted the entire The Rising Tied album complete with commentaries from Mike Shinoda before each song. On "Introduction", he said, "This album basically started as an idea to get back to my roots and the type of music that I used to make before Linkin Park. Back then I was listening to things like Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Rakim, NWA, Boogie Down Productions. Uhm, and a lot of that was sample based, that used to go back to old, you know, 70’s, 60’s rock and funk and blues records and sample those things. I wanted to make an album that had that feel, but instead of sampling from those old records, I made the samples myself, by playing the instruments by hand. Anyway, here we go! Fort Minor – The Rising Tied. I produced and mixed every track. Overseen by Jay-Z, and I had a lot of great friends on the record. Check it out."
"Introduction" features a sampled speech by Jay-Z.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Introduction||The Rising Tied||0:43||2005||November 22, 2005|
While the studio version of "Introduction" has never been played, a remix of the song debuted at the first full show after Fort Minor's hiatus to open the show, and has been played at every show since then in that position.
Another remixed version of "Introduction" was added to Mike's Post Traumatic Tour set on the second night of the Asian Tour in Bangkok, Thailand, where it opened the encore. This remix version was similar to the 2015 version, but without the extra percussion and extended voice recordings. At the end of the tour, beginning with Mike's second Summer Sonic show in Tokyo, "Introduction" and "Petrified" were moved to the start of the set, replacing "Welcome." The songs maintained their positions at the next headlining show in Singapore, with "Welcome" now opening the encore.
Last Updated: August 23, 2018
|Type||Description||First Played||Last Played|
|Alternative||2015 Remix Version||June 29, 2015||September 8, 2015|
|Alternative||2018 Remix Version||August 9, 2018||August 22, 2018|
"The record that you made,
- Mike Walks Us Through 'The Rising Tied' | LP Association Forums, October 27, 2006