Global Grind caught up with N.O.R.E., Benzino and 1st 48 in the studio, where they talked twitter and poured some drinks before Zino did a few bars and they had a toast – styrofoam cup style. Watch it via YouTube below.
N.O.R.E. addressed the 2008 election with his thoughts on the importance of voting. Unfortunately, the rapper is not eligible to vote due to his past, but he is able to encourage others to hit the polls on Tuesday. N.O.R.E. said it’s not only important to vote, but vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. “It’s very serious for our youth, for everybody in America, we need a change,” he said. “So go out there and vote baby. Barack Obama.” Watch the clip below.
N.O.R.E. checked in on his YouTube channel with an update on his continued training with a few of his friends in Miami, hoping of not only losing weight, but building muscle at the same time through rigorous exercise routines. N.O.R.E. has also raised the stakes by wagering a $5,000 bet with none other than Busta Rhymes. The dieting rapper added that other artists that have similar online workout videos aren’t like him, because they’re already in shape. Watch the webisode below.
Follow N.O.R.E. on his mission as he trains to lose weight with some assistance from Giant of The Bar-Tendaz. N.O.R.E. said, “Honestly it’s crazy because I go down with him every morning, and then it’s like before he makes me warm up, I’m like, ‘Can you go first please?'” Watch the Bronx rapper as he goes through extensive training with Giant and a few of his friends in Miami in the hopes of not only losing weight, but building muscle at the same time through Giant’s rigorous exercise routines.
Capone-N-Noreaga’s much anticipated album ‘Channel 10’ has been pushed back to Janurary 2009. In a video posted at his MySpace TV channel, N.O.R.E. explained the reason behind the push back of the album in his ‘Hang Hang Hood Chicken Blog’. “We just have to get the video taped,” he said. “We have a real creative video coming out as of right now. We’re just doing the mastering of the album. The album’s completely done.” The video clip has since been removed.
Dame Grease is out with the video to his new single ‘Sour Diesel’, featuring NORE and Styles P, the title track from the rapper’s album out November 6th. Watch it below.
AllHipHop.com caught up with N.O.R.E. for a Q&A, asking about how he reacted when Nas threw him under the bus on Power 105 a few years back saying his album was wack. “I was crushed, I hurt me,” N.O.R.E. admitted. “I knew he was mad and he apologized later on in life, but I don’t think I accepted that apology. I wanted that apology. But the crazy sh** is he’s on that album (‘Hit Me Slime’), the first voice you heard was him! What kind of idiot move was that? I felt like, ‘Damn, is this the level we at?’ I was at Def Jam at the time and I can’t say the persons name, but when he was supposed to come on at Hot 97 to show Jay-Z hanging, it was some Def Jam n***as pulling the plug on that. Me and Foxy Brown are on the radio saying we going to hold you down Nas, nobody going to pull the plug on you on one station and he throwing me under the bus on the other station. I felt terrible, because this is someone that could of came to me like a man and told me that. I know I how it is at the heat of the moment and you mad at people but you don’t throw your family under the bus. I was crushed.” Read more.
NORE checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@nore) on Tuesday (August 28). He writes:
Damn! I know I haven’t holla yo, my fault. Things have been crazy ya undersmell me? So many things have changed/ have occured and MANNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! STRESS IS BIG TIME!!!!!!!
A lot of y’all probably saying Nore don’t be stress, homie always happy. ITS TRUE, but how true can it be?…..
I took the kids 2 Disney World/Universal Studios, that was fun….
But now N.O. Let’s talk bout real life!!!! REAL LIFE is something that happens when business hours r dead!! I know my real life seems like a fantasy 2 most, cause no ever thinks anything is real besides record sells and promoting, whats what???!!!!! Me 2, I was once drawn by this image!!!!!!
But reality is extremely always stronger!!!!! And reality is no matter how many times or how many things u can do 2 help people out, it don’t mean sh**!!!!! People don’t think bout the things u do 2 help a person!!!!!! It don’t mean sh**!!!!!! I heard the phrase “watch ya friends and keep ya enemies closer”!!!!!!
But what if ya friend takes on the roll as a enemy??!!!!! AND the WORST PART IS THE PERSON STEALS FROM U!!!!! Now I’ve been lied 2 b4, after all I’m human, BUT I’ve never had anyone STEAL FROM ME!!!!!!Not in JAIL or on the STREETS nor in LEFRAK, wherever!!!! I can honestly say that!!!
A person deceives u and acts like a angel, BUT then n reality that person IS SATAN!!!! Its scary cause u let that person in!!!!! I realized there’s a thing about these college industry niggas: they swear they know more then the HOOD industry niggas!!!!!! They do a lot more fast talking and a lot faster LYING!!!
But when u catch a nigga wit his hands full of cookie doe and the cookie jar empty- **ALL the fast talking and LIES n the world can’t explain that!!!!!!!!
A dude I thought was a family member lied and cheated me and the record label. He dissed me and my lawyer AND lied 2 the Thugged Out family and MY FAMILY!!!!!!
Not only did he lie 2 us but he even lied on producers who I can say I feel like is family and artists who I feel like is family and falsely signed theirs and my name 2 a contract neither of us saw!!!! BANANAS!!!!!!!
I don’t care how much money I ever needed n life, I’ve never had the urge 2 steal anything and NEVER from my friends!!!! This nigga slept in my house, ate my food, swam in my pool, smoked my weed, crashed my car, drank my liquor, borrowed my jewelry, came 2 my wedding, and was even in my wedding!!!! When he was building his house and come up short, yezzir, SR. TRUST-A-LOT (me) was there. When he lost his job with Penalty and Sony, who was there? Captain Save-a-Nigga, yup, once again!!!! When his moms passed I made sure, as much as I hate 2 go to fu**ing funerals, I had 2 go and pay my respect’s….. REAL SPIT………
And the foul sh**, when I old certain people what happened, they said nigga “we been knew that prick was a thief”!!!!! LOL, but me I defended this dick!! Dame Dash flipped on this nigga so many times and I stood up for him, and yet, this same mother fu**er is a creep!!!!
Anyways look out for PART 2 when we REALIZE the rats name and exactly what happened!!!
Remember even when you jerk off at least it proves u love yourself!!
Ya boy! NOREALITY IN STORES NOW!!!
Swizz Beatz talked about NORE and their ‘Set It Off’ joint, the track’s video, what he’s up to with his just released album and his upcoming collaborations. Watch the clip via YouTube below.
N.O.R.E. is out with the video to his new single ‘Set It Off’, featuring J-Ru$$ and Swizz Beatz, from the album ‘Noreality’, out August 28th. Watch it via YouTube below.