"Welcome" Fort Minor's Return with First Song in Nearly Ten Years

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    Zane

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    [thumb]http://www.lpassociation.com/upload/images/062215-033453_WELCOME Single Art.jpeg[/thumb] [thumb]http://www.lpassociation.com/upload/images/062215-033624_3-FM b and w.jpg[/thumb]​

    With a tweet and a personal hand written note to announce its coming, Mike Shinoda let loose tonight the return of his individual project, Fort Minor, with new single song "Welcome". The song is immediately available for download FREE on Fort Minor's official site FortMinor.com for one week only and is available for purchase on iTunes here. Unique merchandise including a extremely limited edition collectors vinyl custom painted and drawn on by Mike for the 360 Degree "Welcome" music video will be available for purchase on June 22nd. The mysterious 360 degree music video will also premiere sometime tomorrow on the 22nd as well. As of this moment, "Welcome" appears to be the only known brand new Fort Minor song set to be released with no album or EP to follow.

    Within the hand written note, Mike Shinoda explains that he had not consciously intended to write new Fort Minor songs, however, "Welcome" simply came to him and "just kinda happened." Even though it is not a part of a larger collection of songs, Mike felt it should be "shared with people." The interplay on social media between Mike and the Fort Minor social media sites represented a visual manifestation of Mike Shinoda's decision to return to Fort Minor and release "Welcome." Read the note below for Mike's explanation of the lyrical meaning of "Welcome" and the original purpose of Fort Minor.

    [thumb]http://www.lpassociation.com/upload/images/062215-033554_WELCOME.jpeg[/thumb]​

    This single song acts as a welcoming to Mike's hip hop history and individualism nearly ten years after the original musical endeavor debuted. The song welcomes an unique and different take on The Rising Tied's more classical hip hop elements by introducing the newer musical nuances that have since populated hip hop during the last decade whilst retaining Mike's own unique twists on synthesizers, production, and rap + singing. The song responds to what perhaps is an acknowledgement of Fort Minor's disappearance since its debut album in November of 2005:


    Though this may be a late and short lived return, Fort Minor fans must be excited for the out of nowhere return of new Fort Minor music. Though social media sites and rumors have been circulating amongst fans since February, activity only began last week within the corresponding social sites. This rapid engagement and announcement of "Welcome" beams nostalgia and perhaps a seam of hope for a full album return of Fort Minor.

    What do you think fans? Are you in need and ready for more Fort Minor? What do you think of "Welcome" as an opening to perhaps Mike's return to Fort Minor?
    Let us know here in the LPA Forums!

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    Welcome / Yeah it's been a long minute
    Let me break it down now if ya'll still with it
    First time I did it, yeah I'll admit it
    I kinda hit it and quit it and left ya'll hanging
    Singing / kinda off key with a passion
    Asking / can I give you back that action
    Yeah imma blast in a hashtag fashion 
    And spell it out for ya like a mass closed caption
    Get a closed casket / fade to black
    This is my spot that I'm taking back
    Get at me punk / I was made for that
    Ya'll don't really even know what you're aiming at
    So far back what'cha waving at
    Ya'll can't see the stage that I'm playing at
    And ya'll hating that 
    But that’s why I do it
    So tell me where the muthafucking haters at
    
     
    I don’t need their blessing now
    I don’t need their invitation
    Ain’t no way to shut me down
    Or to take this path I’ve taken
    And maybe I’ve been left out
    But never let this be mistaken
    They can keep their blessing now
    Forget me now
    ‘Cause I was never welcome
    
    Yeah it's been a long road
    Never really know how it'd all unfold
    I'm just trying hard not to sell my soul when the
    Rest want guns and a mouth full of gold
    I don't hate em / I still love em
    That's not me / I'm not judging
    Not below em / I'm not above em 
    But disrespect me?
    Well then fuck em
    This is that house I'm living in
    Ya'll just passing thru visiting
    I draw these lines, ya'll fill em in
    I'm a grown ass man / ya'll are children
    No competition I'm killing them
    I'm taking bout him and him and him
    let's take it out for another spin again
    And I don’t give a fuck if I win again ‘cause
    
    I don't need their blessing now
    I don't need their invitation
    Ain't no way to shut me down
    Gonna take this path I've taken
    And maybe I've been left out
    Never let this be mistaken
    They can keep their blessing now
    Forget me now, 'cause I was never welcome
    
    No / (I was never welcome)
    No / (I was never welcome)
    No / (I was never welcome) / no, no
    
    I don't need their blessing now
    I don't need their invitation
    Ain't no way to shut me down
    Gonna take this path I've taken
    And maybe I've been left out
    Never let this be mistaken
    They can keep their blessing now
    Forget me now, 'cause I was never welcome (I was never welcome)
    
    No / (I was never welcome)
    No / (I was never welcome)
    No / (I was never welcome)
     
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    Fast as lightning, Zane
     
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    See Kevin? THAT'S how you center an image.
     
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    :huh:
     
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    Brandon

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    So he's gonna play Conan for a free song with no album forthcoming? That's a bizarre move. I'd still bet money a Fort Minor album comes out this year.
     
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    Apparently you added the picture of "HELLO" to the FM Conan News Post and a bunch of people were trying to get you to center the picture and you never did.
     
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    I'll take you on. :)
     
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    Ehh... no? Joe wrote that post. And I have not edited it, but I do see that the "Hello" image is not centered.
    I know how the center tag works.
     
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    Minus

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    /shrug someone mentioned you in the Conan thread, so I went with the logical Minus thing and called you out on it.

    In any case, CENTER THE PICTURE.
     
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    Yeah, one could hope anyway!
     
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    Brandon

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    It's on. You wanna set the terms? If I lose I buy you an amazon gift code? Does that work if I'm in the US and you're in Aus? Pick my avatar for a year?
     
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    Deliver a cover of this song on YouTube. On the flipside, I'll deliver a cover of an LP song of your choice, depending on my abilities.
     
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    Way to reuse bet stipulations, tool. :lol:
     
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    I'm sad it's the only song. It's pretty good. Just bought it on iTunes before I knew it was gonna be free for a week. Also pre-ordered the bundle too.
     
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    HAHA. yes. I accept.
     
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    fuckin dope, I preordered the deluxe vinyl and one of the shirts.
     
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    I'll add it to the Bet Thread.
     
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    this is extremely awsome. welcome back mike shinoda. haha.

    yeaha

    i love the song its good sounds fresh for fot minor

    i love that drums and that synth thing! i cry now!
     
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    Strong Cudi vibe
     
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    DON'T STOP ME I'M GETTIINNNGGGG THE VINYL

    Edit: I sort of agree with Xero21 in that this campaign is way to big for just one song, even though it's the first release in about 10 years. On the other hand, I'm also not keeping my hopes up for a new album. Maybe a TRT re-release or something.
     
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