N.O.R.E. Is Back In His Musical Time Machine (Audio)

In one fell swoop, N.O.R.E. weaves all of his styles into one song. “How Ever” backs down any tough-talking challengers, with sheer confidence, street savvy, and O.G. wisdom. But the MC known as Noreaga manages to incorporate his love of old-fashioned cassette-style Hip-Hop in this “ButchRock Blend.”

Like some of the throwback-minded material of 2014, N.O. plays on some Soul II Soul and some Juice Crew doing his verbal B-Boy schtick. From War Report-era fans to more modern Capone-N-Noreaga Heads, there’s a lot to vibe out to with this summertime blend that refreshes like lemonade:

Given the interest Noreaga has garnered in going this route, should he style his next solo effort in the vain of blend tapes?

CNN’s Lessons released today (July 24).

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