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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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  1.   Song
  2.   Bloody Money
  3.   Closer
  4.   Invincible by Street Vibes
  5.   Bang Bang
  6.   Illegal Life
  7.   Parole Violators
  8.   Capone Phone Home Outro
  9.   Live on Live Long
  10.   T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)
  11.   U Say
  12.   With Me
  13.   Thug Planet
  14.   The Oath
  15.   Scarface
  16.   Obituary
  17.   Y'all Don't Wanna
  18.   Capone 'N' Noreaga Live (Interlude)
  19.   Halfway Thugs
  20.   Capone Bone
  21.   Channel 10
  22.   Iraq (See the World)
  23.   Stick You
  24.   Driver's Seat
  25.   Intro
  26.   Neva Die Alone
  27.   Thug Paradise by Tradedy
  28.   The Reserves
  29.   Pain
  30.   My Attributes
  31.   Live on Live Long, Pt. 2
  32.   Favor for a Favor
  33.   Dutchess vs Phillies vs Bamboo
  34.   Brother from Another
  35.   Bodega Stories
  36.   Hood Pride
  37.   Wobble by Mobb Deep
  38.   Mirror
  39.   Rotate
  40.   Money
  41.   Anything Goes
  42.   My Life featuring CNN
  43.   Straight Like That
  44.   Shows! (Interlude)
  45.   Queens
  46.   Intro: Change Is Gonna Come
  47.   Reunion
  48.   Black Gangstas
  49.   L.A., L.A.
  50.   Stay Tuned (Interlude)
  51.   Capone Phone Home (Interlude)
  52.   Phonetime
  53.   Phonetime Skit
  54.   7 Continents featuring Royal Flush
  55.   Now by Tragedy
  56.   3 on 3 featuring The LOX
  57.   Elevate by Tragedy
  58.   Not Stick You, Pt. 2 by Tragedy
  59.   Gumar Oz Dubar
  60.   U.M.A.R. by Tragedy
  61.   In the 1st
  62.   Future by Tragedy
  63.   Untitled
  64.   My Hood by Clipse
  65.   Rotate by Ron Browz
  66.   Rap Rushmore by Cormega
  67.   The Corner
  68.   You See Me!!!
  69.   United We Stand
  70.   The Argument
  71.   Talk To Me Big Time
  72.   Stick Up
  73.   My Hood featuring Clipse
  74.   Grand Royal
  75.   Bring It Here
  76.   Beef
  77.   Addicted