Fort Minor, the side project and solo debut for Mike Shinoda of multiplatinum, Grammy-winning Linkin Park, returns the emcee to his roots-making
hip-hop. The Rising Tied, produced by Shinoda, who wrote every track and played nearly every instrument was executive produced byJay-Z. Featuring
guest appearances from Common, the Roots Black Thought, John Legend, Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn, alt-funk rocker Kenna andtwo acts signed to Linkin
Park's Machine Shop Recordings, Style of Beyond and Holly Brook, The Rising Tied raises the standard for unique,unadulterated hip-hop.