Capone-N-Noreaga are getting back to the grimy hip-hop of their 1997 classic, The War Report, on their upcoming new album, N.O.R.E. promised.
“We had the idea for the War Report [sequel],” Nore said via phone from Miami late last week. “We was actually calling it Report the War. We was gonna do all the songs [from The War Report] in a backwards order. Like call a song ‘Money Blood’ instead of ‘Bloody Money.’ Instead of ‘Illegal Life,’ we would do ‘Life Illegal,’ so on and so forth. It was gonna be everything but backwards. Then what happened was, as we started to record for The War Report 2, I didn’t want to force it. I didn’t want to force calling a record ‘Money Blood’ if it wasn’t that. The sh– started flowing. You don’t go to the ocean and say, ‘The waves is flowing this way, but I wanna try to force the waves to go this way.’ You don’t do that. So the way we was recording it, I was like, ‘I can’t mess with Mother Nature.’ It’s flowing perfectly. We went and got Imam Thug, a person from the original. We got Mussolini. Tragedy [Khadafi] is on the album. As you know, he’s incarcerated. But we got a couple of verses, and he’ll appear on the skits. Then we gonna get some new features. I ain’t gonna say who, ’cause it should be a surprise.” – MTV
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