Capone-N-Noreaga Reunite With Tragedy Khadafi, Join Raekwon For Flame-Thrower (Audio)
For fans of that militant Queens, New York Hip-Hop, December has been mighty healthy. First Tragedy Khadafi released Pre Magnum Opus, a street album available in full, free stream. Then, Tragedy’s star pupils of the mid-1990s, Capone-N-Noreaga revamp their Thugged Out Militainment roster and imprint, and release the digital compilation DRINKS.
For the purist, “Foul 120” is the LP’s standout. CNN is off of their reported hiatus (which Heads already knew back in the Fall), and they link with two mentors. It was The Intelligent Hoodlum who helped N.O.R.E. and Capone make an arguable classic in The War Report back in 1997, and it was Chef Raekwon who gave the Queens stars the budget, the platform, and the support to make The War Report 2 a baker’s dozen calendars later, in 2010 through IceH20/EMI.
This new cut highlights the fact that all four New York giants are within reach of their ’90s form, and can capture the swagger, urgency, and sharpness necessary to bust mics and move crowds.
Props to ego trip! for highlighting this as a single.
Where’s Mussolini-N-Maze though?