Banned from T.V." is a song by American hip hop recording artist Noreaga, released as the third single from his debut studio album (1998). The song, N.O.R.E. produced by then up-and-coming record producer Swizz Beatz, is a posse cut featuring guest appearances from fellow New York-based rappers Nature, Big Pun, Cam'ron, Jadakiss and Styles P. The song contains a sample of " Also sprach Zarathustra", as performed by Richard Strauss.
Background [ edit ]
In a 2014 interview, N.O.R.E. revealed Big Pun's appearance on the song wasn't planned: “Actually, Pun bullied his way on there. I had Nature on there, and Pun was in the studio. I went to take a shit, and Pun snuck himself on there. I wanted to erase [Pun’s verse] ‘cause he violated. But I never did erase it. That was always my brother.”
Music video [ edit ]
music video for the song was directed by Director X. In 2013, nearly fifteen years later, in promotion for his sixth studio album  , N.O.R.E. liberated Student of the Game behind-the-scenes footage of the music video for "Banned from T.V.".
References [ edit ]
"Noreaga, Big Pun and Cam'ron feat. Nature, Jadakiss and Styles P's 'Banned from TV' - Discover the Sample Source".
"N.O.R.E. Says "Big Pun Bullied His Way" Onto "Banned from TV". 17 February 2014. "
"Noreaga - Banned from T.V. (1998)".
"Vintage: "Banned From TV" Video Shoot w/ N.O.R.E., Big Pun, Cam'ron, Jadakiss, Styles P & Nature (Video)". 2DopeBoyz.com. June 17, 2013 . Retrieved . June 18, 2013
Zywietz, Tobias (February 6, 1997). "Chart Log UK: Nadanuf – Michael Nyman". Zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz . Retrieved . May 5, 2012