During a recent interview with Philadelphia’s Power 99, Queens rapper N.O.R.E. didn’t hesitate in expressing his appreciation for the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer. Although N.O.R.E. doted on how much “love” he had for the project, he did offer up one small critique.

According to N.O.R.E., the lack of skits, intros, and outros, Kanye West previously bragged about was the projects one downfall.

“I’m really a student of the game and Kanye West had did an interview and he said, ‘The G.O.O.D. Music compilation’s a dope album. We got no skits, we got no intros, we got no outros.’ And if you look at my Gucci bag right now, the only album I have in my bag is the G.O.O.D. Music compilation,” N.O.R.E. revealed. “I love that album. I absolutely love it. This is the first time I ever said that…But the one thing that I saw that was missing was that. Like I want to be entertained in between songs.”

With his Student Of The Game album now out, N.O.R.E. has taken on a handful of business endeavors, which include serving as brand ambassador for Flat Fitty and the upcoming launch of his new P.A.P.I. Rosato Moscato. The latter has even gained a handful of fans in the Hip Hop community.

“Right now, I just got named brand ambassador of Flat Fitty hats,” said N.O.R.E. “Big up to my P.A.P.I. Rosato, the Moscato that we got coming out. We was drinking it. Last night, we had the album release; Busta drank about three bottles with us. Waka Flocka came through, drank about three bottles with us.”

Released on April 16, Student Of The Game features appearances from Pusha T, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, and more.

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