Monday, Pres. Bush passed a controversial Home
Land Security Bill that has many people, including rappers, concerned. The law
passes after the federal government admitted they have been probing various
rappers for almost a year.
The bill combines 22 federal agencies, including
the Secret Service, the Coast Guard, the Customs Service, the Federal Emergency
Management Agency and the Immigration and Nationalization Service and will employ
over 170,000 people. The bill allows for unprecedented freedom in the monitoring of
The government has been reportedly investigating
several unnamed rap entities and production companies, seeking to find out how
they obtained guns and drugs. The probe also is seeking to determine whether
money laundering operations are taking place.
"They are close watching [rappers],"
Nore told AllHipHop.com. "It's not rap music. They automatically point
the finger at a rapper," Nore said of the recent violence that has been
Nore is not one to shy away from his well documented
encounters with the law, but says that he has changed, since he was married
"I got kids and a wife. So, I'm just cool.
I'm not a sucker, don't get me wrong, but I'm living for the kids now. I can
remember coming off a tour and the first thing I do is go to the hood. Now,
its nothing like that."
Nore was skeptical of the governments probe into
rap, saying that there were too many circumstances and causes to just blame
"Anything can happen around you and you
get blamed for it, you dig?" Nore continued. "Something can happen
at a club and just the fact that my name is on a flyer or I'm in there [they can blame me]. I stay outta trouble period because I have things to live for."
Nore elaborated on the Hot 97 shooting incident
that allegedly took place between members of Nore's crew and members of Lil'
Kim's entourage, which left a man shot in the back.
"You know what's the thing about it [the shooting at Hot 97] is, no artists had anything to do with anything, you dig?
I wasn't even there. They really took care of CNN and Lil' Kim just to pull
our names apart. They never mentioned I wasn't there."
He also revealed that after an Atlantic City,
NJ concert, which was supposed to feature Nore, Styles and Khia was canceled
because police feared that the venue would breakout with gang violence,
he contemplated suing the city.
"That was one of the worse, like the worse
ever. I was gonna sue the whole town behind that because they slandered my name.
I was scared of myself reading that article. I was going to sue but it turns
out that I am never going to do a show in that town again."
"For people to just make up stuff like
that is sad. I took it like a man. I took all the bad press. I don't even take
it as being towards me, I take it as being towards rap music. We're so far beyond
Nore is currently finishing up the latest CNN
album and his solo album. He is also featured on Dru Hill's Dru World Order,
which hit shelves today (Nov. 26).