The War Report

The War Report

by Capone-N-NoreagaCapone-N-Noreaga


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As Capone-N-Noreaga -- which naturally translates into the clever initials CNN -- were recording their debut album, Capone was sent to jail, leaving Noreaga to handle the majority of The War Report himself, with the occasional help of such stars as Nas. It's a testament to the talents of both Capone and Noreaga that C's absence is barely felt and The War Report turns into a stellar debut. Both rappers have a distinctive rhythmic style and aren't afraid to deviate from traditional hardcore rap themes. Nor are they constrained by musical stereotypes, since The War Report explodes with impressionistic samples, gritty and evocative loops, and funky rhythms. The only thing that makes The War Report a disappointment is the knowledge that it would have been an even better album if Capone had been able to participate in the entire recording. As it stands, it's merely superb.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/1997
Label: Rhino / Ada
UPC: 0708047304128
catalogNumber: 73041

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capone-N-Noreaga   Primary Artist
Mobb Deep   Vocals
Shawn Brown   Background Vocals
Havoc   Vocals
Nneka   Background Vocals
Noreaga   Vocals
Iman T.H.U.G.   Vocals
Brian Attmore   Keyboards
Tragedy   Keyboards,Vocals
Capone   Vocals

Technical Credits

Finesse   Producer
Rich July   Engineer
Clark Kent   Producer
Marley Marl   Producer,Engineer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Engineer
Neil Levine   Executive Producer
Kenny Ortíz   Engineer
Nasheim Myrick   Producer
Havoc   drum programming
Carlos "6 July" Broady   Producer
Eric Altenburger   Art Direction
G-Money   Producer,Engineer
Charlemagne   Producer
Ez Elpee   Producer
Martin Moor   Executive Producer
Naughty Shorts   Producer
Tragedy   Producer,Executive Producer
Pacman   Engineer
Buckwild   Producer
Victor Santiago   Composer

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