The War Report 2: Before the War [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Label: Ice H20 (Ice Water)
  • EAN: 5099964280226
  • Catalog Number: 42802
  • Sales rank: 92,434

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pain (5:01)
  2. 2 Bodega Stories - The LOX (4:52)
  3. 3 Dutchess vs Phillies vs Bamboo (4:50)
  4. 4 My Attributes (3:55)
  5. 5 Favor For a Favor (3:13)
  6. 6 Hood Pride (3:49)
  7. 7 The Reserves (2:53)
  8. 8 With Me (5:09)
  9. 9 Live On Live Long, Pt. 2 (3:05)
  10. 10 The Oath (5:13)
  11. 11 Brother From Another (4:21)
  12. 12 Thug Planet - Musaliny (4:22)
  13. 13 Scarface (2:42)
  14. 14 The Corner - Avery Storm (3:16)
  15. 15 Obituary (6:14)
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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
The Alchemist Producer
SPK Producer
G. Brown Producer
Green Lantern Producer
M3 Producer
Mark B. Christensen Mastering
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
The Klasixs Instrumentation
Q. Atkinson Composer, Producer
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
Dreddy K. Amarae Producer
Chris Nipz Concept, Layout
Queens Bridge Executive Producer
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