C-N-N Talks Comeback Album, Nore’s Weight Loss

After not putting out any material together for close to nine years, Queens duo Capone-N-Noreaga are reuniting once again for their upcoming album Channel 10. XXLmag.com recently caught up with the group to talk about why they decided to put out another project and how Nore has become the poster child for losing weight.

Not since 2000’s The Reunion have fans been able to hear C-N-N rap side by side on a full-length CD. When asked why they decided to regroup after all these years both rappers said it had to do with the quality of their music.

“There is a drought with good music,” N.O.R.E. told XXL. “One thing people can’t take away from me and Pone is that we get together and we make fantastic albums.” “We both got our second wind again,” Capone added. “We feel like the music we made right now tops our past music because we did everything together.”

Unlike their past efforts, Pone said this was the first time they were able to work on every track collectively without any legal interruptions. “We did every record together,” he said. “We lived in the studio, I smelt his feet for like four days. I didn’t go to jail on this one.”

In addition to their new disc, Nore has been flooding the net with videos documenting his quest to lose weight through his blog 57thave.com. So far the rapper has shed over 60 pounds and subsequently has become a motivational figure for the obese.

“The biggest thing about 57thave.com is it’s actually real fat people following me because I lost 62 pounds,” he revealed. “And when I say fat I say it with the utmost respect because I will also be a fat person. I will always think like a fat person. I will eat a whole pizza pie, because it’s just like being a crackhead. If you stop being a crackhead you will forever think like a crackhead. We get hits from fat people asking how to lose weight. “

C-N-N will be embarking on an overseas tour starting on January 23 in Zurich, Switzerland. Their new album Channel 10 is set to hit stores on the first week of April via SMC. –Elan Mancini with additional reporting by Rob Markman

  • Burnout

    That’s what I’m talking about! Get ready to hear some fire this year from two of the best that ever did it!

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  • http://xxl All Dae

    The War Report is a bonifide classic. Hopefully this album is better then The Reunion

  • miles archer

    Yo, I thought that was Capone and Tragedy in that pic for minute. Speaking of Khadafi, they need him in the mix for it to be a CNN album. His fingerprints are all over “The War Report”.
    I think he’s still upstate. Hold ya head son.

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    • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

      Co sign. The group ain’t been the same since he stopped fucking wit them and if anyone heard Trag’s Against All Odds album you can tell who really directed the War Report sound.

  • balaramesh

    they are about 5 years late. but will be check out for this. hopefully, they have a few joints with preme.

  • Gino

    should be tiight we still bumpin CNN to this day

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Man aint no one trying to hear these washed up D list NY rappers in 2009. At least Nore tried with the Pharell shit to stay current, but Capone aint did SHIT !. Then Nore went reggatone and it was over for me. Everything that war report built crumbled. Crawl back under the rock you came out from under.

    NO ONE CARES !!

  • http://robertoflackchronicles.com RL

    War Report = Forgotten 90′s classic

  • Supanice

    I agree with RL also i just supported Capone in Leeds (UK) and he was on point looking forward to the new album and hopefully supporting again

    check out http://www.myspace.com/supaniceonthemic

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    I feel a little bad for saying this but I don’t think CNN is on anyone’s radar anymore. The Reunion was sorry enough. I’m sure fan or not you’re probably not going to want to sit throguh another album from them. They should just let their legacies be based on the War Report and continue to put out wack ass solo joints.

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  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Should be banging. Always make good music when they come together.

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