Fort Minor: We Major

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Fort Minor: We Major
Mixtape by Fort Minor
Released October 30, 2005 (Original)
2006 (Limited Edition)
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Alternative hip hop
Underground hip hop
Rap rock
Length 59:15 (Original)
62:32 (Limited Edition)
Label Machine Shop Recordings
Producer Mike Shinoda, Scoop DeVille, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Cheapshot, Vin Skully, Jay-Z (exec. for the Limited Edition)
Fort Minor chronology
Instrumental Album: The Rising Tied
(2005)
We Major
(2005)
The Rising Tied
(2005)
Mike Shinoda solo chronology
Instrumental Album: The Rising Tied
(2005)
We Major
(2005)
The Rising Tied
(2005)
Singles from Fort Minor: We Major
  1. "S.C.O.M."
    Released: May 26, 2006
  2. "Dolla"
    Released: May 26, 2006
  3. "Get It"
    Released: May 26, 2006
  4. "Spraypaint & Ink Pens"
    Released: May 26, 2006

Fort Minor: We Major, often known as We Major, is an official mixtape by American rapper Mike Shinoda's side-project Fort Minor, hosted by DJ Green Lantern (who also served as a mixer, producer and mixtape presenter). The mixtape was made as a warm-up/prequel to promote their first album The Rising Tied, and was first released on the internet as a free download.[1][2][3][4] It was released on October 30, 2005, through the Warner Bros. and Machine Shop record labels. A hard-copy compact disc was also released to members of the Fort Minor Street Team, and some participants of contests at that time. A limited edition of the mixtape was released in 2006 with a different cover art.

The mixtape's title is based on a rap song of the same name by Kanye West featuring Nas and Really Doe from West's second studio album, Late Registration. It may also be in reference to the lyric "You minor, we major" from "Shook Ones Pt. 2" by Mobb Deep. Executive production for the limited edition of the mixtape was handled by Jay-Z, credited as Shawn Carter on the cover.

Track listing[edit]

Fort Minor: We Major
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Green Lantern Intro" (DJ Green Lantern) James D'Agostino 1:33
2. "100 Degrees"   Mike Shinoda 3:05
3. "Dolla" (featuring Styles of Beyond) Shinoda, Ryan Maginn, Takbir Bashir 3:05
4. "Bloc Party" (Apathy featuring Mike Shinoda & Tak) Chad Bromley, Shinoda, Bashir 2:39
5. "S.C.O.M." (Ryu featuring Juelz Santana & Celph Titled) Maginn, LaRon James, Vic Mercer 3:30
6. "Remember the Name" (featuring Styles of Beyond) (Funkadelic Remix) Shinoda, Bashir, Maginn 3:37
7. "Bleach" (Jimi Remix) (Styles of Beyond) Bashir, Maginn 3:48
8. "Spraypaint & Ink Pens" (Ghostface Killah featuring Mike Shinoda & Lupe Fiasco) Dennis Coles, Shinoda, Wasalu Jaco 4:06
9. "Petrified" (Doors Remix) Shinoda 3:28
10. "Get It" (Styles of Beyond) Bashir, Maginn 3:08
11. "Be Somebody" (featuring Lupe Fiasco & Holly Brook) Shinoda, Jaco 3:12
12. "Respect 4 Grandma" (featuring Styles of Beyond & Celph Titled) Mercer, Maginn, Bashir, Shinoda 3:05
13. "There They Go" (featuring Sixx John) (Green Lantern Remix) Shinoda, Sixx Johnson 3:18
14. "All Night" (Apathy featuring Tak & Celph Titled) Bromley, Bashir, Mercer 3:28
15. "Nobody's Listening" (Green Lantern Remix) (Linkin Park) Linkin Park 2:31
16. "Cover and Duck" (featuring Styles of Beyond) Shinoda, Bashir, Maginn 4:54
17. "Remember the Name" (featuring Styles of Beyond) (Album Version) Shinoda, Bashir, Maginn 3:11
18. "Petrified" (Album Version) Shinoda 2:46
19. "Outro"   Shinoda, D'Agostino 0:49
Limited Edition bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
20. "Where'd You Go" (featuring Holly Brook & Jonah Matranga) (S.O.B. Remix) Shinoda 3:17

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "We Major Mixtape". Lpassociation.com. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fort Minor - We Major Hosted by DJ Green Lantern // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. August 15, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fort Minor & DJ Green Lantern - Fort Minor: We Major (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "DJ Green Lantern: We Major Mixtape by Fort Minor : Reviews and Ratings". Rate Your Music. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Fort Minor - We Major review