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Queens rap duo Capone-N-Noreaga enjoyed massive street credibility with the release of their debut album, The War Report, which earned them a devoted following in the hardcore rap world. Capone (born Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (born Victor Santiago) grew up in the projects of Queensbridge and LeFrak City, respectively, and endured rough childhoods and multiple run-ins with the law. They met in 1992 while serving kitchen duty together at Collins Correctional Facility in New York, and became friends; upon their release, they decided to team up as rappers, taking their performing names from two legendary gangsters. In 1996, they signed with Penalty Records; their first release was the single "Illegal Life," and they next teamed up with Mobb Deep for "L.A., L.A.," another salvo in the East Coast/West Coast feud. Before their debut album was completed, Capone was sent back to prison for violating his parole on a weapons possession charge. Noreaga finished The War Report on his own, and it was a substantial underground success upon its release in 1997, making the R&B Top Five and going gold. With Capone incarcerated, the duo's thugged-out image rang true, and the singles "Closer" and "T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)" saw some action on the rap charts. Noreaga capitalized on the album by starting a solo career, but remained loyal to Capone, visiting his friend often and giving Capone executive producer credits on the two popular solo albums (N.O.R.E. and Melvin Flynt -- Da Hustler) he recorded over 1998-1999. Capone was released from prison in early 1999, and the two immediately reteamed for the much-anticipated The Reunion, which was released in 2000 on Tommy Boy. Dissatisfied with the promotion, Capone-N-Noreaga asked to be released from their contract and signed with Def Jam in 2001. Later that year, Capone ran into further trouble with the law; he was charged with assault following a nightclub brawl involving gunfire in Queens, but the charge was dropped due to lack of evidence. Not long after the incident, he was arrested at a Greensboro, NC, airport for possession of marijuana, but avoided jail time. Noreaga released his third solo album, God's Favorite, in 2002, and Capone was reportedly working on his own solo debut at the same time. ~ Steve Huey
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Capone-N-Noreaga

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Bloody Money
  3.   Closer
  4.   Invincible by Street Vibes
  5.   T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)
  6.   Live on Live Long
  7.   Capone 'N' Noreaga Live (Interlude)
  8.   Driver's Seat
  9.   3 on 3 featuring The LOX
  10.   U Say
  11.   The Reserves
  12.   The Corner
  13.   My Attributes
  14.   Bodega Stories
  15.   Stick Up
  16.   Queens
  17.   Black Gangstas
  18.   L.A., L.A.
  19.   Halfway Thugs
  20.   Capone Phone Home (Interlude)
  21.   Channel 10
  22.   Future by Tragedy
  23.   Scarface
  24.   My Life featuring CNN
  25.   Phonetime Skit
  26.   Live on Live Long, Pt. 2
  27.   7 Continents featuring Royal Flush
  28.   Foul 120
  29.   Pizza
  30.   Elevate by Tragedy
  31.   Not Stick You, Pt. 2 by Tragedy
  32.   U.M.A.R. by Tragedy
  33.   7 Continents featuring Royal Flush
  34.   Rap Rushmore by Cormega
  35.   Thug Paradise by Tradedy
  36.   With Me
  37.   Thug Planet
  38.   The Oath featuring Busta Rhymes
  39.   Obituary
  40.   Favor for a Favor
  41.   Dutchess vs Phillies vs Bamboo
  42.   Brother from Another
  43.   Hood Pride
  44.   Y'all Don't Wanna
  45.   You See Me!!!
  46.   Wobble by Mobb Deep
  47.   United We Stand
  48.   The Argument
  49.   Talk To Me Big Time
  50.   My Hood featuring Clipse
  51.   Mirror
  52.   Grand Royal
  53.   Bring It Here
  54.   Beef
  55.   Addicted
  56.   Rotate
  57.   Money
  58.   Follow The Dollar
  59.   Anything Goes
  60.   Don't Know Nobody
  61.   You Can't Kill Me
  62.   Queens Finest
  63.   Full Steezy
  64.   Wet Willie Skit
  65.   Gunz in da Air
  66.   B EZ
  67.   All We Got Is Us
  68.   Straight Like That
  69.   Shows! (Interlude)
  70.   Phonetime
  71.   Intro: Change Is Gonna Come
  72.   Reunion
  73.   Illegal Life
  74.   Neva Die Alone
  75.   Iraq (See the World)
  76.   Intro
  77.   Rotate by Ron Browz
  78.   Khadafi Talks
  79.   Capone Phone Home Outro
  80.   People Know (La La La) by Nicole Wray
  81.   Chinese Girl
  82.   Capone Bone
  83.   Shooters Worldwide
  84.   My Hood by Clipse
  85.   Parole Violators
  86.   Now by Tragedy
  87.   Riding by Anna Shay
  88.   Stick You
  89.   In the 1st
  90.   Untitled
  91.   Gumar Oz Dubar