With The War Report 2, will Capone-N-Noreaga be able to recapture the feel of their ‘97 debut? And if they do succeed, will today’s heads take notice? The mixed reader reviews on lead single The Reserves seem to indicate that the jury’s still out. Fortunately, they have a plan in place to cut through the apathy: first, order sandwiches. Second (and more importantly), team up with fellow East Coast icons D-Block/The LOX to regale us with a few gritty Bodega Stories. Over beatsmith Scram Jones’ stripped-down, piano-loop boardwork, Capone, N.O.R.E., Jada, Styles and Sheek spin stylized tales of the street life, topping it all off with a little rock-solid advice: “When you get arrested, when they ask you to speak without a lawyer, you neglect it.” CNN may not be reinventing the wheel, but fans of retro-informed hood music shouldn’t be disappointed. Has this track left you craving more hard-nosed rhymes and throwback beats? If the answer’s “Yes,” you can find plenty more where this came from on War Report 2, due out on July 13 via Thugged Out Ent./Fontana/Universal.
Written by richard on 06/16/10
Submit your Rating
Thugged Out Ent./Fontana/Universal
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"On Our Grind" (2008)
Total DJ Booth Features:
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- What If Drake Didn’t Sign To Young Money?
- Digging Up Your Favorite Rapper’s Hidden Internet Gems
- The Liberation of Lupe Fiasco on “Tetsuo & Youth”
- No Money, No Family: Iggy Azalea’s Insane Coming to America Story
- A Very Serious Lyrical Analysis of Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 The Wait 2”
- Rap Lines That Make No Fucking Sense: The Comeback
- Saba, The Native Son #TopProspects
- 2014 Best of the Booth Award Winners (The Complete List)
- Who Was the Worst Rapper of 2014?
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.