Friday, October 16, 2015

Capone-N-Noreaga In The Source (May, 1997)


"After making their initial splash on the Queensbridge, all-star studded single, "LA, LA," featuring Mobb Deep, and Tragedy, Capone-N-Noreaga continue to infiltrate the rap game with further correspondences from the frontlines of urban warfare. Motherf#ck cable, CNN are a word warrior tag team whose roots span across the rough-hewn plains of the Q-borough, bridging Capone's foundation of realness, The Bridge (a/k/a Kuwait), with Noreaga's homebase of operations, Lefrak City (a/k/a Iraq), in a compelling crosstown Black-Latino connection. If the duo's associates, Mobb Deep, deliver a convincing portrait of hell on earth, think of CNN's environment as the earth in hell. Going out blasting, taking their enemies with them, Capone-N-Noreaga's well executed debut, The War Report, blazingly demonstrates that crime rap in the hands of the right thugs can be a plot beyond kidnapping the president's wife without a plan... CNN's transmissions were temporarily interrupted when Capone was recently sent on an impromptu up north trip for undisclosed reasons. With his partner unavailable, Noreaga discussed the unleashing of CNN's dramatics and mathematics to living rooms worldwide..." You can read the full interview, up above, definitely check it out... originally from The Source, May 1997. Below is an MTV interview from July 1998 after the release of "The War Report" and the "N.O.R.E." album, with an exclusive jail interview with Capone.