Green Lantern Intro

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"Green Lantern Intro"
Mixtape-We Major.jpg
Song by Fort Minor from the album We Major
Working title Introduce
Recorded 2005
Released October 30, 2005
Length 1:33
Samples

Juelz Santana - Mic Check
Puff Daddy - Victory
LL Cool J - Feel The Beat
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)
The Game - Put You On The Game
Rahzel - Knockout (Intro)
Das EFX - Real Hip Hop

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones (Part II)
Writer James D'Agostino
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

"Green Lantern Intro" is the first track on Fort Minor's We Major mixtape.

Background

"Green Lantern Intro" serves as the introduction to Fort Minor's mixtape We Major, presented by DJ Green Lantern. The first thing heard on the track is a voicemail by Jay-Z talking to Mike, which ends with, "man, what else can I tell you people? let's do it."

An article published by MTV on October 24, 2005 reads, "The bond between Jay-Z and Linkin Park is not just a monetary alliance. They are real cool. So when the group's MC, Mike Shinoda, needed a drop from Young Hov for his mixtape, all he had to do was send a text message. "I hit him with a text, 'Man, can you give me something for the mixtape?' Next thing I know, I checked my phone [and Jay sent a drop].""

In the same article, Shinoda explained how he and Green Lantern started to work together on the mixtape: "I first met Green when we were out on tour, just hanging out; this was pre-Collision Course. He hit me with a couple of his Shady [Records] mixtapes and I was like, 'Thanks man, I got the first one and I've wanted to get these.' We swapped numbers and he was the first person I called. He did a real good job."

The rest of the track is composed of a bunch of samples over a simple beat. The track samples "Mic Check" by Juelz Santana, "Victory" by Puff Daddy, "Feel The Beat" by LL Cool J, "Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)" by Beyoncé, "Put You On The Game" by The Game, "Knockout (Intro)" by Rahzel, "Real Hip Hop" by Das EFX, "Shook Ones (Part II)" by Mobb Deep, and Michael Buffer's catchphrase "let's get ready to rumble!".

Versions

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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Green Lantern Intro We Major 1:33 2005 October 30, 2005
  • Features speech by Jay-Z.
  • Samples Juelz Santana's "Mic Check", Puff Daddy's "Victory", LL Cool J's "Feel The Beat", Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)", The Game's "Put You On The Game", Rahzel's "Knockout (Intro)", Das EFX' "Real Hip Hop", Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones (Part II)", and Michael Buffer's catchphrase "let's get ready to rumble!".

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