Fort Minor is an American hip-hop band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 2004 by Mike Shinoda as a musical side project. The first solo album of Shinoda under the name of Fort Minor, The Rising Tied , was released on November 22, 2005. The fourth single was taken from album, Where'd You Go , propels Fort Minor in popularity and reaches the fourth place of the Billboard Hot 100>.
Fort Minor is a project initiated by Mike Shinoda, carried out in parallel with his career in the Linkin Park group. On October 30, 2005, he released a mixtape produced by DJ Green Lantern (formerly Eminem's official DJ), in "> Fort Minor: We Major , so to promote the upcoming studio album.
The Rising Tied is published on November 22, 2005. The album is produced by Mike Shinoda via his Machine Shop Recordings label. All the music in the album is composed, written and mixed by Mike Shinoda who plays all the instruments (guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer, drums, percussion and turntables) except the violin parts and the choirs. Only two other members of the band Linkin Park participate in the album: guitarist Brad Delson and DJ Joe Hahn (who appears on the last song). On October 6, 2005, the clip of "=" in "> Petrified begins to be broadcast on the site of Fort Minor before being on MTV and Fuse>. The executive producer is none other than Jay-Z, with whom he collaborates for in "> Collision Course in 2004>.
After the success of Where'd You Go in the week of April 26, 2006, sales of The Rising Tied increase by 45 percent, and the album reaches 89> and 104> in Billboard 200 >. Where'd You Go is awarded "ring of the year" at the MTV Video Music Awards of 2006. In mid-August 2006, Fort Minor plays at Summer Sonic with Linkin Park>. The third single from the album, Right Now , is included in the trailer of The Family That Preys by Tyler Perry>.