If you are a hip-hop fan, you may have heard about Fort Minor, Mike Shinoda’s alternative project to Linkin Park.
A little background to the band. Fort Minor started in 2004 as a collaboration with Ryan Patrick Maginn and Takbir Bashir, better known as Ryu and Tak from Styles of Beyond.
Fort Minor released a 20-track mixtape, We Major, in October 2005 and their debut album The Rising Tied just a month later, which was made up of 16 songs.
The Rising Tied was well received by the critics, with Rolling Stone saying the album had “plenty of humanist appeal that translate Linkin Park’s stylized angst into sleek boom-bap, complete with agitated pop choruses and deft instrumental ornamentation.”
After almost 10 years, on June 21 Fort Minor released a new track, “Welcome”, and a promotional 360-video for the single. It made it to the number 16 on the Hot Rock Songs chart.
So, my answer to the title question would be “YES”. It’s been almost a decade since Fort Minor delighted us with an album, and even though Mike Shinoda made clear that Welcome, which by the way is really catchy, was just a track to be heard “right now”, it would be great to have the band back in the music world.
I just have to say:
Where’d you go, I miss you so. Seems like it’s been forever since you’ve been gone. Please come back home.
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