In a recent interview with Ballerstatus.net, Mike Shinoda revealed that he will infact not be going under the alias of Mike Shinoda for his solo album. Rather, Mike has deemed the collective force of rappers he has assembled for this record as "Fort Minor". "It's called Fort Minor, instead of my name because there are a bunch of other people involved in the project. But I only wanted to work with family and friends; people that I feel are really close to me and we see eye-to-eye," Shinoda explained. "Besides that, Fort has a militant meaning and Minor in music is a smaller, darker, sadder note, so the name is a reflection of the music." Upon further discussion it has been revealed that the album will be titled "The Rising Tied" and that it is set for a release date in the summer. The album is slated to show many sides of the Linkin Park emcee, as well as some that Linkin Park fans have not seen until now. Mike played five songs for elite Hip-Hop press members, entitled "Remember The Name", "Petrified", "Where'd You Go?", "Right Now", and "Believe Me". "Right Now" features Black Thought of The Roots and Styles of Beyond. Common, Kenna, and John Legend are all slated to appear on the album as well. Jay-Z, while not performing on the album, will serve as Executive Producer. For more information please read the article at Ballerstatus.net. Thanks to Kevin for the news!