Capone N Noreaga ‘The War Report’ 20th Anniversary

Release date: 17th June 1997

Label: Penalty / Tommy Boy / Warner Bros

Producers: Charlemagne, EZ Elpee, Nashiem Myrick, Carlos “6 July” Broady, Naughty Shorts, DJ Clark Kent, Tragedy Khadafi, G-Money, Buckwild, Lord Finesse, Marley Marl

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“The War Report is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N). The album features the singles “L.A., L.A.”, “T.O.N.Y.”, “Illegal Life” and “Closer”. Tragedy Khadafi appears on more than half of the album’s songs. Other guest appearances include Imam T.H.U.G., Castro, Mussolini, Mendosa, Troy Outlaw and Mobb Deep. Despite its strong underground overtones, the album was a commercial success, making 1997’s Hip Hop/R&B Top Five.”

Additional info:

- The Album comes in at #2 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1997
- The Single ‘T.O.N.Y’ comes in at #14 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1997
- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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