EXCLUSIVE: Capone-N-Noreaga/Good Belt Gang Sign To Penalty Entertainment


(AllHipHop News) Seminal rap group Capone-N-Noreaga are set to reunite with a brand new album, and the duo now announces they have also reunited with the label that helped launch their careers. CNN, along with Noreaga’s Good Belt Gang, have signed to Penalty Entertainment, LLC.

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CNN is returning to Penalty Entertainment (formerly Penalty Recordings) 17 years after their debut album The War Report was released on the imprint. For this stint with the indie label, Noreaga is bringing Good Belt Gang’s City Boy Dee, Yung Reallie, D Tweez 4 Da Cheese, Sanogram, Black Boy Cocca and Money Ming along as well.

“I’m excited to once more be apart of Penalty, a company I helped build in the late 90’s. Get ready for us to shake the game up this time around!” states Nore. “Good Belt Gang is where my heart is at. I’m happy to be able to help birth the careers of some very dope and creative artists and I’m super hyped to be doing it along with Penalty.”

Both CNN and GBG are expected to release albums this fall. Capone-N-Noreaga’s upcoming LP will be the follow-up to 2010’s The War Report 2: Report the War.

Capone-N-Noreaga and Good Belt Gang join Joell Ortiz, eMC (Masta Ace, Stricklin, Punchline & Wordsworth), Hi-Rez, and Lil’ Mo at the revamped Penalty. The label is being distributed by Sony RED.

“The re-signing of legendary group CNN is a monumental moment in the Penalty legacy and I’m proud to be able to share it with the world,” adds Penalty Entertainment’s Founder/CEO Neil Levine. “I’m also excited to be able to contribute toward building Nore’s vision with Good Belt Gang, a new generation of artists he’s passing the torch down to. We’re about to re-write history!”


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Watch Capone-N-Noreaga announce their new partnership with Penalty Entertainment in the exclusive video below.