Capone N Noreaga


Capone-N-Noreaga (CNN for short) is an East Coast hip hop duo that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago) The two grew up in housing projects of Queensbridge and Lefrak City (both in Queens New York) and met in prison in 1992 while doing kitchen duty CNN has been considered one of the most thugging rap groups ever, not only because they rap about it but because they live in 1996 they signed with the “Penalty Records” in an affair with “25 to Life” records (Tragedy Khadafi label) were also featured as “Unsigned Hype” in The Source magazine in 1997 CNN released their debut trend-setting album The War Report with exquisitely dark tracks created by Lord Finesse Havoc (Mobb Deep), Clark Kent and a number ode acclaimed producers The War Report became aninstant classics unique chemistry Noreaga’s unorthodox lyrcal delivery in combination with Capone experienced hose established the duo as a household name within the hardcore hip hop community

After Capone returned home in 1999 after the group released The Reunion With the single “Ya’ll Do not Want” The album struggled to go gold because of lack of promotion from Tommy Boy Records and suffered from mixed reviews Moreover, Capone was sent back to prison just before the release further hurt marketing Shortly after 2001, Capone-N-Noreaga jumped ship powerhouse label Def Jam, since Tommy Boy kept the trademarks to the names “Capone-N-Noreaga” and “Noreaga” in the Group was forced to shorten its name to CNN, and Noreaga was forced to bill himself as NORE f?? r his solo projects, they recorded a new album in 2003 called The religion with a lead single, “” Yes Sir, which was issued on mixtapes and promoted by a video single failed to make an impact and the album was postponed

In early 2005, Def Jam Capone released from his contract while retaining Noreaga leaving group status in disarray Capone released his debut album “Pain Time and Glory” 2005

In 2009 they record new album called “Channel 10” and first single was Rotate ft Busta Rhymes and Ron Browzeor Man” “Dead Heist” “Brown Sugar” and “Gunmen.”