The Battle

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"The Battle"
Album-The Rising Tied.jpg
Song by Fort Minor from the album The Rising Tied
Recorded 2005
Released November 22, 2005
Format Digital, CD, Vinyl
Length 0:32
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)


"The Battle" features vocals by Celph Titled and is an interlude on The Rising Tied. It is intended to be a short thirty second verse in a timed rap battle. However, the song does cut Celph Titled off in the middle of a lyric.

"Tools Of The Trade", another song with Celph Titled, was originally recorded to be an interlude in the album, but Mike felt the song turned out too silly, so "The Battle" took its spot.

In late 2006, Clear Channel Music posted the entire The Rising Tied album complete with commentaries from Mike Shinoda before each song.[1] On "The Battle", he said, "‘The Battle’ was supposed to sound like uhm, it was at a venue, like people wondered, did I take that clip from an actual performance somewhere, and the answer’s actually no, I engineered it to make it sound like it was from a venue, that it was from a battle somewhere. The concept behind the battle was – it’s not a battle like a battle rap, but this is the battle, the everyday battle of life, of what’s more important than rapping, because a lot of underground MCs get.. get all caught up in the hip-hop thing and they lose sight of real life when they are writing lyrics. "

In a March 28, 2005 interview with Hip Hop Game, Apathy said about Celph Titled, "He actually just left my crib. We've been working on a ton of shit. He's doing an EP soon. He was also just recording for an album, with J-Zone and himself. He recorded for my album, Motive's album, been workin with Styles of Beyond, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and the AOTP album. He's doin tons of shit."

Extended Mix

A full length version of "The Battle" can be found on Celph Titled's four disc compilation The Gatalog: A Collection Of Chaos, which was released in 2006. Celph Titled recorded additional lines in another session on his own to finish the verse, bringing it to over a minute long.

Like the version on The Rising Tied, it features messenger noise samples from popular client MSN Messenger.[2]


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
The Battle The Rising Tied 0:32 2005 November 22, 2005
  • Features vocals by Celph Titled.
The Battle The Rising Tied (Non-PA Version) 0:32 2005 November 22, 2005
  • Censored.
The Battle (Extended Mix) (feat. Mike Shinoda) The Gatalog: A Collection Of Chaos 1:15 2005 October 24, 2006
  • Long version.
The Battle (Extended Mix) (Instrumental) The Gatalog (Instrumentals) 1:16 2005 October 24, 2006
  • Long version.
  • Official instrumental version.




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