Bloc Party

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"Bloc Party"
Mixtape-We Major.jpg
Song by Fort Minor from the album We Major
Recorded 2005
Released October 30, 2005
Length 2:39
Samples Bloc Party - Banquet
Writer Takbir Bashir, Chad Bromley, Mike Shinoda
Label Machine Shop Recordings

We Major track listing
  1. Green Lantern Intro
  2. 100 Degrees
  3. Dolla
  4. Bloc Party
  5. S.C.O.M.
  6. Remember The Name (Funkadelic Remix)
  7. Bleach (Jimi Remix)
  8. Spraypaint & Inkpens
  9. Petrified (Doors Remix)
  10. Get It
  11. Be Somebody
  12. Respect 4 Grandma
  13. There They Go (Green Lantern Remix)
  14. All Night
  15. Nobody's Listening (Green Lantern Remix)
  16. Cover And Duck
  17. Remember The Name (Album Version)
  18. Petrified (Album Version)
  19. Outro

"Bloc Party" is the fourth track on Fort Minor's We Major mixtape.

Background

"Bloc Party" features Mike Shinoda, Tak from Styles Of Beyond, and Apathy.

The song samples "Banquet" by Bloc Party which was released the previous year in 2004, hence the name. Specifically, "Bloc Party" samples the main guitar riff from "Banquet."

Ryu's line "you've got a better chance of getting Danny Hayes on the phone" is a reference to longtime Linkin Park attorney Danny Hayes, who legally represented the band from Hybrid Theory to Living Things.

Tak's line, "Breaking the habit is impossible, what happened to Tak?" is a double reference to Linkin Park's song "Breaking The Habit" from 2003's Meteora and the fact that Tak is addicted to making music.

The ending of Tak's verse, "Ha, Styles and Machine Shop, necklace fly, no wonder everybody's so petrified / I said, Styles and Machine Shop, necklace fly, no wonder everybody's so petrified.." is alluding to the chorus of the song "Petrified" from The Rising Tied which asks, "why's everybody so petrified?"

The version of the song on We Major features a rewind edit of the first verse by DJ Green Lantern, who hosted the mixtape.

In November 2007, Apathy released Hell's Lost & Found: It's The Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Volume 2 which contains "Bloc Party" with no rewind edit and no transition at the start of the song from "Dolla". However, it does still contain DJ Green Lantern saying, "This is an invasion!" at the beginning.

Versions

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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Bloc Party We Major 2:39 2005 October 30, 2005
  • Features vocals by Apathy and Tak.
  • Samples Bloc Party's "Banquet".
Bloc Party (feat. Mike Shinoda & Tak of Styles Of Beyond) Hell's Lost & Found: It's The Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Volume 2 2:31 2005 November 20, 2007
  • Lacks the transitions and overdubs.

Live

Fort Minor never performed "Bloc Party", but Styles Of Beyond did. A confirmed performance of the song happened in Hartfort, Connecticut on Projekt Revolution 2007, where Connecticut-native Apathy joined the group for the song. Mike did not perform on it.

Mike briefly performed his verse from the track over the extended intro of "Points Of Authority" at a few stops on Projekt Revolution 2007, the first of which was in Atlanta, Georgia.

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