The Battle

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"The Battle"
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 works as an interlude on The Rising Tied.

"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. "

While "The Battle" was shortened for inclusion on the Fort Minor album, its full length version can be found on Celph Titled's 4-disc compilation The Gatalog: A Collection Of Chaos, which was released in 2006.


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
  • Original long version.
The Battle (Extended Mix) (Instrumental) The Gatalog (Instrumentals) 1:16 2005 October 24, 2006
  • Original long version.
  • Official instrumental version.




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