N.O.R.E. has had a solid career as a solo artist and as a member of the Queens duo Capone-N-Noreaga, including putting out the critically acclaimed debuts, The War Report and N.O.R.E. That career will soon come to an end according to the Leflak City native. Victor recently chopped it up with MTVNews and revealed that he plans to lay low from the rap game to work on the executive side of the industry after his next and final album. “I think I need to step away from the game in totality as an artist per say, as N.O.R.E. to give these new artists their full shot,” said the Queens rapper who’s new group Good Belt Gang made up of Yung Reallie, City Boy D, Black Boy Cocca, Tweez and Money Ming has been his inspiration. “Will I stop rapping? No, because I love to rap. But will I be putting out albums and will I be touring? That’s the part — I think I want to fully sit back and try and be a CEO,” he added.
Before he calls it quits, N.O.R.E. has some unfinished business. He said he believes the only bad mark on his catalog is the album, Melvin Flynt: Da Hustler which he recorded following the death of his father. He plans to close out his career with a redo of the LP with Melvin Flynt II: Da Final Hustle. “To end my career the best way possible would be [to correct], what is in my opinion, my only mistake,” he said.
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