The Rising Tied Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda takes the rock out of the rap-rock equation on his solo disc The Rising Tied , exec-produced by Jay-Z. The result… The Rising Tied Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda takes the rock out of the rap-rock equation on his solo disc The Rising Tied , exec-produced by Jay-Z. The result… 2005-11-22 Fort Minor Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

The Rising Tied (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Fort Minor; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda takes the rock out of the rap-rock equation on his solo disc The Rising Tied, exec-produced by Jay-Z. The result is more compelling and less knuckle-headed than what Shinoda puts out with his lumbering full-time band. Flowing like Eminem on Ambien, he blows up about the state of the world over brittle hip-hop beats, and raps about his Japanese-American father's internment during WWII (''Kenji'') without sounding absurd.

Originally posted Nov 25, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints
Advertisement

From Our Partners