N.O.R.E. may be on his fourth solo LP, but the Queens, New York, MC might not have gotten this far if it weren’t for his efforts alongside Capone in their group C-N-N. While Capone and Nore’s 1997 debut The War Report remains one of rap’s most celebrated underground LPs, the group has been out of sorts for a number of years.
There last LP, The War Report 2: Report the War, was released in 2010, but will it be their last?
“If Capone wants to do it, I’m more than willing to rent a house in Miami or Hawaii or Rhode Island,” N.O.R.E. told MTV News about a possible C-N-N reunion, choosing Miami or Hawaii for its creative influence or Rhode Island for the legal marijuana. “I just wouldn’t do it in New York because there are so much distractions.”
Noreaga, who released Student of the Game on Tuesday, counts Capone as a brother, and like all brothers, they sometimes bicker and argue. If C-N-N’s relationship reminds you of another Queens rap duo, Mobb Deep, you’re not off base.
“Absolutely I can relate,” N.O.R.E. said of the recently reunited group.
In March, Mobb Deep’s Havoc and Prodigy sat down exclusively with MTV News to officially bury the hatchet and clear the air following their public 2012 breakup. “Mobb Deep is like brothers, and brothers, we go through things,” Hav told us then. The group is now prepping for their 20th anniversary tour, and they’ve left the door open for a comeback LP.
As a fan, N.O.R.E. is all for it and even shared some insight for the group. “My best advice to Prodigy and Havoc is don’t do it for a check,” he said. “Do it because you really enjoy being back with your friend.”
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