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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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  2.   Bloody Money
  3.   Closer
  4.   Invincible by Street Vibes
  5.   Bang Bang
  6.   T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)
  7.   Black Gangstas
  8.   Stick You
  9.   Stay Tuned (Interlude)
  10.   Favor for a Favor
  11.   Illegal Life
  12.   The Reserves
  13.   Capone 'N' Noreaga Live (Interlude)
  14.   The Oath
  15.   Scarface
  16.   The Corner
  17.   Live on Live Long
  18.   Queens
  19.   Phonetime
  20.   Halfway Thugs
  21.   Pain
  22.   Parole Violators
  23.   U Say
  24.   Thug Planet
  25.   Live on Live Long, Pt. 2
  26.   Brother from Another
  27.   Bodega Stories
  28.   Y'all Don't Wanna
  29.   Queens Finest
  30.   Full Steezy
  31.   Capone Phone Home Outro
  32.   Iraq (See the World)
  33.   My Life featuring CNN
  34.   Gangsta Skit
  35.   Don't Know Nobody
  36.   Foul 120
  37.   Riding by Anna Shay
  38.   Now by Tragedy
  39.   3 on 3 featuring The LOX
  40.   7 Continents featuring Royal Flush
  41.   Shooters Worldwide
  42.   In the 1st
  43.   Future by Tragedy
  44.   My Hood by Clipse
  45.   Rotate by Ron Browz
  46.   Rap Rushmore by Cormega
  47.   Thug Paradise by Tradedy
  48.   With Me
  49.   Obituary
  50.   My Attributes
  51.   Dutchess vs Phillies vs Bamboo
  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.   Money
  67.   Follow The Dollar
  68.   Anything Goes
  69.   You Can't Kill Me
  70.   Wet Willie Skit
  71.   Gunz in da Air
  72.   B EZ
  73.   Brothers
  74.   All We Got Is Us
  75.   Straight Like That
  76.   Shows! (Interlude)
  77.   Phonetime Skit
  78.   Intro: Change Is Gonna Come
  79.   Reunion
  80.   L.A., L.A.
  81.   Intro
  82.   Driver's Seat
  83.   Neva Die Alone
  84.   Channel 10
  85.   Khadafi Talks
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