N.O.R.E. (album)

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Studio album by Noreaga
Released July 7, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Criteria Studios (Miami, Florida)
Electric Lady Studios (New York City)
Genre Hip hop
Length 68:58
Label Penalty Records
Producer Dame Grease, Duro, Ez Elpee, Kurt Gowdy, L.E.S, Marley Marl, Nasheim Myrick, Jay "Waxx" Garfield, Poke, SPK, Swizz Beatz, The Neptunes
Noreaga chronology
Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler
(1999)Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler1999
Singles from N.O.R.E.
  1. "N.O.R.E."
    Released: April 28, 1998
  2. "Banned from T.V."
    Released: July 28, 1998
  3. "Superthug"
    Released: September 21, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

N.O.R.E. which is an acronym that stands for Niggas On the Run Eating is the solo debut album by American rapper Noreaga. It was released on July 7, 1998 under Penalty Records. N.O.R.E. debuted with sales of 165,000 in its first week of release and eventually was certified Gold by the RIAA. 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.", is featured on the soundtrack of the 2005 video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, as the game was set in 1998, the year the album was released.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Jump Off"   0:54
2. "Banned from T.V." (featuring Nature, Cam'ron, Styles P, Jadakiss & Big Pun) Swizz Beatz 5:11
3. "I Love My Life" (featuring Carl Thomas) EZ Elpee 4:36
4. "N.O.R.E." Trackmasters 3:14
5. "Hed Interlude"   1:00
6. "Hed" (featuring Nature) Trackmasters 4:48
7. "It's Not a Game" (featuring Maze & Mussolini) SPK 3:12
8. "Fiesta" (featuring Kid Capri) Trackmasters 3:35
9. "40 Island" (featuring Kool G Rap & Mussolini) Marley Marl 4:35
10. "The Way We Live" (featuring Chico DeBarge) L.E.S. 5:09
11. "Animal Thug Interlude"   1:41
12. "The Change" Kurt Gowdy 3:32
13. "Superthug" The Neptunes 5:00
14. "Da Story" (featuring Maze) L.E.S. 4:43
15. "Mathematics (Esta Loca)" DJ Clue?, Duro 3:23
16. "The Assignment" (featuring Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star & Maze) Nashiem Myrick, Jay "Waxx" Garfield 4:22
17. "Body in the Trunk" (featuring Nas) Dame Grease 3:49
18. "One Love" Poke 5:13
19. "Outro"   1:01


Chart (1998) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[4] 19

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1998-06-16). "N.O.R.E. - Noreaga | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Noreaga – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Noreaga. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  3. ^ "Noreaga – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Noreaga. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Noreaga – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Noreaga. Retrieved September 19, 2013.