N.O.R.E. (album)

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Studio album by Noreaga
Released July 14, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Criteria Studios (Miami, Florida)
Electric Lady Studios (New York, New York)
Genre East Coast hip hop, Hardcore Hip Hop,[1] Gangsta Rap [2]
Length 68:58
Label Penalty Records
Producer Dame Grease
Ez Elpee
Kurt Gowdy
Marley Marl
Nasheim Myrick
Swizz Beatz
The Neptunes
Noreaga chronology
Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

N.O.R.E. is the solo debut album by American rapper Noreaga. It was released on July 14, 1998, under Penalty Records. N.O.R.E. opened up with sales of 163,000 in its first week of release and eventually went gold. The album contained the hit single "Superthug" which peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart.

The song "The Change" found new fame after then-underground rapper 50 Cent was filmed free-styling over its instrumental. The album's first single and title-track "N.O.R.E.", was also featured on the soundtrack of the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, as the game was set in 1998, the year the album was released.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer Length
1 The Jump Off 0:46
2 Banned from T.V. Big Pun, Nature, Cam'ron, Jadakiss & Styles P Swizz Beatz 4:41
3 I Love My Life Carl Thomas EZ Elpee 4:50
4 N.O.R.E. Trackmasters 2:55
5 Hed Interlude 0:58
6 Hed Nature Trackmasters 4:48
7 It's Not a Game Maze & Mussolini SPK 4:17
8 Fiesta Kid Capri Trackmasters 3:38
9 40 Island Kool G Rap & Mussolini Marley Marl 4:36
10 The Way We Live Chico DeBarge L.E.S. 4:18
11 Animal Thug Interlude 1:22
12 The Change Kurt Gowdy 3:32
13 Superthug The Neptunes 5:00
14 Da Story Maze L.E.S. 4:31
15 Mathematics (Esta Loca) Clue & Duro 3:26
16 The Assignment Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, and Maze Nashiem Myrick 4:26
17 Body in the Trunk Nas Dame Grease 3:49
18 One Love Poke 5:13
19 Outro 1:01


Banned from TV

I Love My Life

It's Not a Game

Mathematics (Esta Loca)


The Assignment

The Way We Live

40 Island


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