Nine years after
Capone-N-Noreaga’s debut album The War Report was hailed as a Hip-Hop classic,
the duo have ended a two-year rift and are considering a return to the recording
studio to produce a new album. N.O.R.E.,
born Victor Santiago, is asking fans to vote on whether or not they want a new
CNN album via his MySpace.com/nore
possible collaboration would be CNN’s first studio project since their sophomore
album The Reunion, which was released in 2000. “I did 18-20
joints for my new album, and what happened was, while I was working on these joints
and traveling, everywhere I went, people were like, ‘What’s up with
the CNN, is there gonna be another CNN album?’” N.O.R.E told AllHipHop.com.
“So I opened up a poll on my MySpace.com page and people [the fans] have
been begging for at least one more CNN album.” Although he and Capone
hadn’t spoken in over two years, N.O.R.E revealed to AllHipHop.com that they
recently made amends. “The
other day he happened to reach out to me and I finally got over what we were going
through and it look’s like we’re gonna go in [the studio],” stated
N.O.R.E. “It was just big differences,” N.O.R.E said of the
rift. “At the end of the day, we answered our fans the politically correct
way by saying I was doing Reggeaton. And I was doing five movies, so I was little
bit busy. But the real story was there were a whole bunch of big differences."
In addition to a new CNN album, N.O.R.E is also working on another new solo
album, despite the fact that One Fan a Day, an album he recorded two years
ago, still sits on the shelves at Def Jam.“This
is going to be my most truthful album," N.O.R.E said of his new material.
"Everything you gonna hear is gonna be real truthful, even if I hurt some
record execs or if I hurt some of my fans. I’m gonna be honest with everybody.
I got a track on there called ‘Rap is Like Wrestle Mania’ and people
are gonna be mad at me." While he’s excited about his new album,
he’s just as disappointed with the results of his last album, the Reggeaton
project, N.O.R.E. Y La Familia: Ya Tu Sabe. “I was absolutely
not comfortable with the results of the album,” N.O.R.E told AllHipHop.com.
“At the end of the day, it didn’t turn out the way I expected it to
because of label support. When you got people who didn’t spend any money
and promise you a whole bunch of things, it’s like ughhhh." Fans
can visit http://www.mySpace.com/nore
to vote for a new CNN album. N.O.R.E is also allowing fans to vote for one of
the two titles of his newest album, There Is A God or Global Warming.
N.O.R.E.’s latest album, N.O.R.E. Y La Familia: Ya Tu Sabe is in stores