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Song by Fort Minor from the album The Rising Tied
Working title Rising Tied Introduction
Recorded 2005
Released November 22, 2005
Format Digital, CD, Vinyl
Length 0:43
Live debut June 29, 2015
Last played September 8, 2015
Writer Mike Shinoda
Producer Mike Shinoda
Label Machine Shop Recordings, Warner Bros. Records

The Rising Tied track listing
  1. Introduction
  2. Remember The Name (Feat. Styles Of Beyond)
  3. Right Now (Feat. Black Thought and Styles Of Beyond)
  4. Petrified
  5. Feel Like Home (Feat. Styles Of Beyond)
  6. Where'd You Go (Feat. Holly Brook and Jonah Matranga)
  7. In Stereo
  8. Back Home (Feat. Common and Styles Of Beyond)
  9. Cigarettes
  10. Believe Me (Feat. Styles Of Beyond and Eric Bobo)
  11. Get Me Gone
  12. High Road (Feat. John Legend)
  13. Kenji
  14. Red To Black (Feat. Jonah Matranga, Kenna and Styles Of Beyond)
  15. The Battle (Feat. Celph Titled)
  16. Slip Out The Back (Feat. Mr. Hahn)


In late 2006, Clear Channel Music posted the entire The Rising Tied album complete with commentaries from Mike Shinoda before each song.[1] 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.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
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



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