New York City rapper and former Capone-N-Noreaga member N.O.R.E. made an appearance on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club yesterday (August 17) for an almost 20-minute long interview that touched on everything from his relationship with Pharrell Williams to the end of Capone-N-Noreaga.
The interview kicked off with N.O.R.E. once again addressing the beef that came about with the release of Prodigy’s book “My Infamous Life.”
“At the end of the day Prodigy didn’t lie he exaggerated. Lying is ‘Yo, I was at The Breakfast Club show [and] I killed the show.’ And I never came up here,” N.O.R.E. explained. “At the end of the day, and I mean no disrespect to him, it’s like you ever see these kids from Long Island and they really don’t know the ghetto? But they come to the ghetto and they feel like they’re so much a part of the ghetto. So they see the ghetto [and] they actually love it. When you from the ghetto you don’t love it. You don’t even like it. So that’s what I think. I think he was hype, gassed on his self, and at the time he wrote it we weren’t gonna be friends.”
Later in the interview N.O.R.E. went on to speak on his relationship with rapper/producer Pharrell and how he never seemed to be acknowledged for helping launch Pharrell and The Neptunes’ music career with “Superthug.”
“The other day we shot the video, it was real hard to get Pharrell for the video. Lil Wayne was like so easy. So it was real hard to get Pharrell for the video. So we finally got Pharrell and it was like I just wanted to run away from him because it was so hard. He was in the middle of recording your boy’s Fabolous and Ne-Yo. Cool, Fabolous and Ne-Yo but I’m N.O.R.E. Come walk across the street,” said N.O.R.E. “And it kinda got me a little. I was on a 15-minute wait. He walked over, we did it, and when he left I was like me and him had to talk. And he must have sensed something and the very next day he called me…He called me and he said ‘Yo N.O.R.E., I apologize. I was rushing and all that.’ But he finally admitted that. He was finally like ‘Yo, if it wasn’t for ‘Superthug’.’ And I don’t care if he said it to the world; it meant the world to me.”
When asked about the disbanding of Capone-N-Noreaga, N.O.R.E. described a recent incident in which he was stood up by Capone when they had a show in Queensbridge and didn’t hear from the rapper until two weeks later.
“That’s my brother right and we recently – somebody called me to do a show. The show happened to be in Queensbridge…My drama in Queensbridge has always been over Capone. I don’t have beef in Queensbridge. I mean I’ve handled the beef in Queensbridge, but originally it never started over me,” the rapper explained. “So as a brother I just felt like he should have stood next to me. I came, I brung all the jewelry I could put together on and I walked through that projects by myself and held it down…It just really, really hurt me as a friend.”
N.O.R.E. is currently working on his solo career.