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EXCLUSIVE: Noreaga Talks Inspirations For ‘Drunk Uncle’, Diversity In Hip Hop & Donald Trump (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) N.O.R.E. returned last week with his latest musical project Drunk Uncle. One half of the veteran Hip Hop group Capone-N-Noreaga sat down with AllHipHop.com to talk about his new release.

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Noreaga revealed Drunk Uncle was inspired by Busta Rhymes’ The Return Of The Dragon: The Abstract Went On Vacation, Puff Daddy’s MMM, and Pusha T’s King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude. The Queens native also spoke about how a legendary producer influenced him to accept his various personas.  

“I remember Pharrell used to tell me this all the time. He’d be like, ‘You have three different characters. When you start to embrace these characters watch how the people flock to you more,’” explained Noreaga. “So this is just one of the characters.”

The conversation also included N.O.R.E. sharing his thoughts on diversity in Hip Hop. The New Yorker wants to see more ethnicities shine at the top of rap music.

“Big up to white rappers. It’s time for an Asian Eminem. It’s time for a Mexican Nas. I feel like Hip Hop has transcended,” says Noreaga. “Hip Hop is black, soul music first, but if you ever look at some of the best soul food restaurants there’s always white people in there.”

In N.O.R.E.’s view, his appreciation for all races and cultures is at odds with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s positions. Trump has called for a temporary ban of all Muslims entering the United States, and he has suggested many Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals.

“I judge you on you, so that’s why what Donald Trump is doing sucks. He’s categorizing four Muslims or five Mexicans, and saying they all got to go,” expressed the “Moments” rhymer. “How could you ban a religion? That doesn’t make sense.”

N.O.R.E.’s Drunk Uncle is available for purchase on iTunes.

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Watch Noreaga’s interview below.

  • Hold the f*ck up…. Did he say “the best soul food restaurants have Whites in there”? WTF?! This sh*t is telling me 2 things.

    1: His people’s can’t cook for sh*t

    And

    2. This n*gga ain’t in the hood

    N*gga, where the f*ck do you get your collard greens, Manhattan?

    Ole elite ass n*gga…😂😂😂

    • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

      White people cook better. It’s not racist at all. It’s just a fact.

      • DreamBigLiveLarge

        ur high

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        That has nothing to do with it though

      • DreamBigLiveLarge

        actually, ur wrong*

      • STEPH

        Then your smoking Meth

      • ***Troll Attempt Denied***

        😂😂😂

    • DreamBigLiveLarge

      naw he lives in Miami. mad diverse in south florida

    • Larry Sandwiches

      I think he was sayin that white people are in there eating, not making the food.

    • Chyze

      Ijs tho…Trump better be careful with that “Keep the Mexicans Out” tagline. I mean damn…when’s the last time u went into the back of a restaurant? It’s damn near all esé’s. I took my wife 2 Blue Sushi Sake and I’ll be damned if there weren’t at least 3 Mexicans with slanted eyes making sushi rolls. I know an esé when I see one.

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  • bluelight74

    I don’t know any other people that beg others to come and take over what they create.

    • Larry Sandwiches

      Where did he say “take over”?

  • 8Galaxy5

    Wasnt Jin suppose to be the Asian Eminem?

    • Larry Sandwiches

      Mike Shinoda’s Fort Minor was and entire album that sounded like ‘Lose Yourself’…its horrible!

  • Larry Sandwiches

    NORE doin alot tweetering these days…

  • BK

    N.O.R.E.’s funny

  • STEPH

    N.O.R.E. is a funny muthafu-ka Lol.

  • Q.

    All contributors welcome to Hip-Hop. Clones, doppelgangers, and minstrels need not apply.

  • hoeyuno

    Sick Jacken my favorite Mexican Emcee..

    Nore can entertain. Dude needs his own talk show.

  • Two_guns_Billy

    Hell I want to see an Asian Taylor Swift or an all Mexican Rock group.Hip Hop is already dying and I don’t think anything can save it…

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    I want to see a Norwegian E-40