N.O.R.E. (album)

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N.O.R.E.
N.O.R.E. (album).jpg
Studio album by Noreaga
ReleasedJuly 7, 1998
Recorded1997–1998
StudioCriteria Studios (Miami, Florida)
Electric Lady Studios (New York City)
GenreHip hop
Length68:58
LabelPenalty, Tommy Boy
ProducerCapone (exec.), 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
N.O.R.E.
(1998)
Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler
(1999)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

N.O.R.E. (an acronym for Niggas On the Run Eating) is the debut studio album by American rapper Noreaga. It was released on July 7, 1998 under Penalty Records, and debuted with sales of 165,000 in its first week of release, eventually being 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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."The Jump Off" 0:54
2."Banned from T.V." (featuring Nature, Cam'ron, Styles P, Jadakiss & Big Pun)Swizz Beatz5:11
3."I Love My Life" (featuring Carl Thomas)EZ Elpee4:36
4."N.O.R.E."Trackmasters3:14
5."Hed Interlude" 1:00
6."Hed" (featuring Nature)Trackmasters4:48
7."It's Not a Game" (featuring Maze & Mussolini)SPK3:12
8."Fiesta" (featuring Kid Capri)Trackmasters3:35
9."40 Island" (featuring Kool G Rap & Mussolini)Marley Marl4:35
10."The Way We Live" (featuring Chico DeBarge)L.E.S.5:09
11."Animal Thug Interlude" 1:41
12."The Change"Kurt Gowdy3:32
13."Superthug"The Neptunes5:00
14."Da Story" (featuring Maze)L.E.S.4:43
15."Mathematics (Esta Loca)"DJ Clue?, Duro3:23
16."The Assignment" (featuring Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star & Maze)Nashiem Myrick, Jay "Waxx" Garfield4:22
17."Body in the Trunk" (featuring Nas)Dame Grease3:49
18."One Love"Poke5:13
19."Outro" 1:01

Charts[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[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)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  3. ^ "Noreaga Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Noreaga Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.