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War Report 2: Before the War
     

The War Report 2: Before the War

by Capone-N-Noreaga
 

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The sequel to their debut album, The War Report 2, finds Capone-N-Noreaga catching that debut fire again some 13 years later and righting the ship after a decade of lackluster full-lengths. The opening "Pain" puts the excitement right up front with the veteran duo furiously trading rhymes over

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The sequel to their debut album, The War Report 2, finds Capone-N-Noreaga catching that debut fire again some 13 years later and righting the ship after a decade of lackluster full-lengths. The opening "Pain" puts the excitement right up front with the veteran duo furiously trading rhymes over a sample of the Exorcist theme, and dropping that twisted bit of humor that has always made them more than just grim ("My homie got cancer/And just found out that his wife is a dancer"). Singer Faith Evans adds a sweet hook to the hardcore anthem "Hood Pride," and when the guest shots from Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Raekwon play out like it was 1997 all over again, the album becomes a throwback lover's dream. They should be sitting down for the closing "Obituary," which delivers a painfully long list hip-hop's fallen soldiers over the coldest of DJ Green Lantern productions. Producers Alchemist, Scram Jones, and Buckwild also contribute prime beats, but it's the lesser-known Dreddy K. Amarae who steals the show with the crooked Kraftwerk-like construction he throws under "My Attribute."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
Label:
Ice H20 (Ice Water)
UPC:
5099964280226
catalogNumber:
42802
Rank:
173309

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capone-N-Noreaga   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Mel Carter   Executive Producer
Busta Rhymes   Executive Producer
T. Smith   Composer
Raekwon   Executive Producer
Noreaga   Concept
Alchemist   Producer
SPK   Producer
G. Brown   Producer
Green Lantern   Producer
M3   Producer
Scram Jones   Producer
Buckwild   Producer
Neo DaMatrix   Producer
Tony HeathCliff   Composer,Producer
Kareem "Kay" Woods   Executive Producer
Tha Bizness   Producer
D. Berger   Composer
C. Whitacre   Producer
D. Styles   Composer
Klasixs   Instrumentation
M. Shemer   Producer
V. Santiago   Composer
S. Jacobs   Composer
Hazardis Soundz   Engineer
CNN   Executive Producer
KYZE   Producer
K. Holley   Composer
E. Lopez   Producer
F. Evans   Composer
Alan "The Alchemist" D. Maman   Composer,Producer
Qaadir Atkinson   Composer,Producer
Dreddy K. Amarae   Producer
Chris Nipz   Concept,Layout
Queens Bridge   Executive Producer

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