Remember the Name

Remember the Name

Infobox Single
Name = Mike Shinoda rocks!!!

Artist = Fort Minor featuring Styles of Beyond
from Album = The Rising Tied
Released = 2005
Format = Vinyl single, CD single
Recorded =
Genre = Hip hop
Length =
Label = Machine Shop Recordings
Producer = Mike Shinoda, Jay-Z
Last single = "Petrified"
This single = "Remember the Name"
Next single = "Believe Me"

"Remember the Name" is the first single with Petrified from the 2005 Fort Minor album "The Rising Tied".

ong structure

According to Mike Shinoda, the song is "breaking down the science of music", as evidenced by its chorus, systematically describing the necessities of making it big in the music business and gaining fame and recognition, hence the song's title.

The song introduces Shinoda and his friends Ryu and Tak of Styles Of Beyond who are heavily featured on Fort Minor's material. The verses are rapped in third person, each emcee talking about himself from the view of an outsider, with several references to Shinoda and SOB's past music and achievements.


"Remember the Name" was leaked onto the Internet on August 20, 2005, several months prior to the album's release. The song brought positive reviews from the hip hop community. It was also planned to be the first single from "The Rising Tied" but this changed just before the album came onto the shelves, and Fort Minor released "Petrified" and "Believe Me" instead, reserving "Remember the Name" for later.

Appearance in media

The song is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports anthems, played at many stadiums and arenas throughout the United States. The National Basketball Association used "Remember the Name" as the theme song for the 2006 and 2007 NBA Playoffs as well as the 2008 NBA Draft. The song is also featured on the soundtrack of the EA Sports video game "NBA Live 06". The 2006 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament was used as a theme song. During the 2006 season it was played as part of the introductory video before Arizona Diamondbacks baseball games. The song is also used during the Cleveland Indians' introductory video in 2007. The song was also the theme at the University of Memphis basketball games during the 2006-2007 college basketball season. Television broadcasts of the Major League Gaming championships in the United States in 2007 often played this song during intermissions preceding Grand Finals.

It is also featured in promotional TV trailers for the 2006 movie, "Gridiron Gang", NBC's 2006 series, "Friday Night Lights", and "Pride", directed by Sunu Gonera.

The song has also been featured in the TV commercial for the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008.

It has also been used in a tribute to Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla and Montreal Canadiens Alternate Captain Alexei Kovalev. It Has Also Been Used in a Video of NBA Superstar Tracy McGrady and Michael Jordan.

Remember the Name was also played at the start of Episode 12 ("The OG"), Season 2, in TV Show "Numb3rs".

The song was used in promos during the week leading up to Super Bowl XL which featured the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers.


*Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon and Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park, make cameo appearances in the music video. Delson can be seen during Tak's verse while Bennington is playing one of the arcade games and even shakes Shinoda's hand. Bourdon appears during the last chorus at a bar when Tak goes to get a drink. Holly Brook, who sings on Where'd You Go, another song by Fort Minor, also makes an appearance, leaning on the wall during Tak's verse.
*Rob Dyrdek and Christopher "Big Black" Boykin of MTV's Rob & Big can be seen at the end of the video right after Mike's last verse.
* Ryu of Styles of Beyond is wearing an official Jay-Z shirt in the video.

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