Read The Headlines
Carltouis Stevenson | Angeles Mesa, Los Angeles | 08/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Soon after appearing in The Source's Unsigned Hype, Capone -N- Noreaga signed to Tommy Boy and released their debut The War Report. This Queens Bridge duo has an unmatched chemistry with Capone's raspy flow and Noreaga's up-beat slang makes a good one, two punch. The first song, "Bloody Money", has Nore single handedly flowing over a multi-piano sample. As most of the songs are being aided by Tragedy Khadafi you could still hear for example on "Capone Bone" where these two can handle themselves even on a smooth R&B tune. Because Capone was jailed during the middle of production, his appearance is dearly missed as said on "Live On Live Long". "Iraq (See The World)" featuring Castro, Musolini, Mendosa & Troy Outlaw is a track over a loud violin loop that brought the frontlines closer to Lefrak. Track 12, which is actually called "Thug Paradise" was typed "Stay Tuned (Interlude)". As The War Report segment begins, Peter Jennings would still tune in."