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One-half from the Queens hardcore rap duo Capone-N-Noreaga, Victor “Noreaga” Santiago met Kiam “Capone” Holley in 1992 even though both were portion prison sentences. Agreed upon to Penalty Information in 1996, the set released a hard-hitting debut (The Battle Survey) in June 1997, but after Holley was tossed back in prison on the parole violation, Santiago started recording a single album. His single debut, N.O.R.E. — an acronym for “Niggas away from home Taking in” — was an all-star affair, with efforts from Foxy Dark brown, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Jay-Z, amongst others. Melvin Flynt — Da Hustler implemented in 1999. His third record, God’s Preferred, was delayed many times, but finally made an appearance in middle-2002. In 2006, he transferred to the Def Jam imprint Roc la Familia and released N.O.R.E. con la Familia…Ya Tú Sabe, a mostly reggaeton album featuring visitor superstars like Nina Sky, Big Mato, and Daddy Yankee.

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