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