N.O.R.E. Recalls His First Real Rap Battle, Behind Bars (Video)

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If you’ve ever hung around N.O.R.E., or listened to the Lefrak City, Queens MC discuss Hip-Hop, you’ll know he is absolutely, positively, a Head. The man also known as P.A.P.I. has always balanced his Reggaeton transitions, or his club-minded hits with tracks that not only provided major label opportunities to some of the toughest producers and guest MCs out, but were very much immersed in the essence of ’90s New York City Hip-Hop.

Tragedy Khadafi’s onetime protege speaks to CrazyHood about his first real rhyme, battling in a detention center. N.O.R.E. recalls the rugged spirit of competition taking on an MC from the Bronx. You have to admire N.O.’s passion for the craft.

His latest LP features Pete Rock and Large Professor.

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