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