N.O.R.E. Clarifies Status Of Capone-N-Noreaga, Talks Lil Wayne Collaboration

posted Monday June 20, 2011 at 11:38AM PDT | 8 comments

N.O.R.E. Clarifies Status Of Capone-N-Noreaga, Talks Lil Wayne Collaboration

"Finito" is expected to make N.O.R.E.'s next solo project, as he and Pharrell formally reunite, and the emcee says that he and Capone are focusing on solo endeavors right now, but don't count them out.

Last week, Queens, New York emcee N.O.R.E. (a/k/a Noreaga) released "Finito" , a song from his forthcoming seventh album, reportedly titled, N.O.R.E. 2: Super Thug. In a new interview with Hartford, Connecticut's 93.7 WZMX FM and host Jenny Boom Boom and DJ Craig G, N.O.R.E. spoke about his intentions with the song. "It's a tight-jean song, you know what I mean?," joked the veteran rapper. Of a reported five-to-six songs recorded with '90s collaborator Pharrell Williams, N.O.R.E. said "That was my top pick." He continued that he knew he wanted to work with Lil Wayne, but wanted the Cash Money Records superstar on a single. That single leaked prematurely, but N.O.R.E. said the ink is drying on making the song official.

Additionally, the platinum artist clarified Twitter comments made about the status of his group, Capone-N-Noreaga. On June 9, the rapper revealed that he and his rhyme partner were disbanding after releasing their fourth group album last July. Asked if they were done fore good, N-O clarified, "That's not what I said. It's just...there's people who constantly [inquire about what my professional plans are]." The rapper said his response was in one fan in particular, who has repeatedly pressed him on the status of the pair. "At the moment, right now, [Capone-N-Noreaga] was a phenomenal group, but I kinda want to focus on me right now. Not to say C-N-N is over, but right now I want to focus on me. I think it's important for Capone to focus on himself as well." As for disbanding, N.O.R.E. declares not quite so. "Not sayin' that C-N-N will never be back in the studio again, but right now we're chillin'." Noting that through their children being cousins, the duo are indeed family, N.O.R.E. projected "Let's meet at the top and make more money."

As for his music now, N.O.R.E. said, "I want to mess with this new generation."

There is no word on when N.O.R.E. 2: Super Thug will release. The full interview is below:

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