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Longbongcilvaringz
10-01-2005, 11:48 PM
Capone-N-Noreaga - The War Report

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1 - Intro
2 - Bloody Money
3 - Driver's Seat
4 - Stick You
5 - Parole Violators
6 - Iraq (See the World)
7 - Live On Live Long
8 - Neva Die Alone
9 - T.O.N.Y.
10 - Channel 10
11 - Capone Phone Home (Interlude)
12 - Stay Tuned
13 - Capone Bone
14 - Halfway Thugs
15 - L.A., L.A.
16 - Capone-N-Noreaga Live
17 - Illegal Life
18 - Black Gangsta
19 - Closer
20 - Capone Phone Home Outro

SurreaL
10-01-2005, 11:50 PM
Give it a 9 out of 10, this is one of my fav cd's in my collection.

Longbongcilvaringz
10-01-2005, 11:53 PM
man, this disc is ill no doubt. one of my favs for sure, would probably give it 8 or 9 cant decide yet, feeling guilty now cause i gave illmatic 9. hm.

racist randy
10-02-2005, 04:57 PM
yo whos the dude on the front cover? where capone?

PDTantisocial
10-02-2005, 07:35 PM
I would give it a 9.5, but I gave it a 9, since it ain't completely perfect [Interludes, Closer]. The production is fuckin' awesome, I love that grimy shit. One of my favorite albums.

hellbound
10-02-2005, 10:22 PM
8/10 - good album still listenable good shit

PolitiC
10-03-2005, 03:39 PM
umm cant decide if its 9 or 10..street classic in my books

Alcryt
10-15-2005, 01:51 PM
9 luv tha beats on this album

Analyze
10-16-2005, 11:26 AM
Nore was nice back then, now that nigga is garbage.

hellbound
10-16-2005, 12:19 PM
10/10 classic

CYENCE
10-21-2005, 11:48 AM
Nore was nice back then, now that nigga is garbage.That's because Tragedy Khadafi wrote his rhymes
And listening to Prodigy since 2000 I'm starting to think he wrote his too

9/10
This album along with Wu-Forever and Life After Death was the end of the East Coast Renassaince of 93-97 and hip-hop as I loved it. It went downhill after summer 97

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
10-21-2005, 02:44 PM
it's obvious Tragedy was his ghostwriter, especially now

but this album is pretty damn good still

Create
10-21-2005, 06:01 PM
tragedy is fucking nice !!

SHRAP
10-24-2005, 03:35 AM
the kids from idaho voted the 1 and 2.

Longbongcilvaringz
10-24-2005, 05:15 AM
who is hoolow dartz the swine, he gave it 1.

Longbongcilvaringz
10-24-2005, 05:15 AM
**double post**

RaE
10-24-2005, 06:16 AM
I'm givin' it a 7, solid...as a group effort, their best...a few tracks took away from the vibe of the album, but as soon as "halfway thugs" was finished, it was curtains....that was one or maybe my favorite song from Nore. That song helped out the album alot....still, worth copin'. 1ne.

Stic.man4president?
10-24-2005, 06:44 AM
That's because Tragedy Khadafi wrote his rhymes
And listening to Prodigy since 2000 I'm starting to think he wrote his too

9/10
This album along with Wu-Forever and Life After Death was the end of the East Coast Renassaince of 93-97 and hip-hop as I loved it. It went downhill after summer 97Tragedy didnt write his rhymes
he gave nore his flow
but didnt wrote the rhymes

Longbongcilvaringz
10-24-2005, 07:26 AM
^^ so many fools cliaming some dude's shit was written by another dude, i just ignore that and go with the notion that the rapper has written it. the claim that mega wrote illmatic, fucking ludicrous.

Stic.man4president?
10-24-2005, 10:51 AM
^^word

Snake In Eagles Shadow
10-25-2005, 05:16 PM
this album takes me back to the good days of hip hop...........10

Robert
06-13-2006, 10:40 AM
That's because Tragedy Khadafi wrote his rhymes
And listening to Prodigy since 2000 I'm starting to think he wrote his too

Dude you trippin? Prodigy's rhyme style is/was completely different when he was in his prime. Dude just fell off hard, thats it,all this talk of Tradegy ghostwriting is just rumours, no truth to it
peace

CharlesJones
06-14-2006, 03:53 PM
Very tight album. It's a shame Noreaga hasn't rhymed good since this album LOL. I wonder why Rocafella delayed his solo album One Fan A Day LOL. Capone has done well solo to me. I got his latest album Menace 2 Society and i like it. My favorite joints on The War Report is Driver's Seat, Parole Violators, Iraq(See The World), T.O.N.Y., Illegal Life.

357 NYC
06-16-2006, 10:08 AM
now this is a fuckin banger!!!!!!!!! required listening for any thug/drug dealer in training...lmao
one of my favorite albums all time & i hate nore lol

CharlesJones
06-16-2006, 10:43 AM
LOL@you hate Nore hahahahahahahahahaha. I do too LOL. That foreigner dude that calls himself Animal Thug on Noreaga's first 2 solo albums is funny. He has a skit on Nore's Melvin Flynt Da Hustler album called Animal Thug Goes Hollywood. That skit is hilarious.

racist randy
06-17-2006, 11:43 AM
nIGGA i DIDNT VOTE 1, I'm just asking were is capone?

WuBaller
06-17-2006, 12:17 PM
^^^capone was locked up, tragedy khadafi took his place

pussy-with-teeth
06-17-2006, 01:31 PM
its ok..8

Bucellito 136
11-07-2007, 04:22 AM
Classic street album
nore's flow is ill and i'm still listenin to it sometimes
very good album

claaa7
12-11-2007, 03:18 PM
9/10

sarr
12-12-2007, 12:41 AM
9.5/10

a classic album...love the vibe of the album

claaa7
12-12-2007, 04:45 AM
1 - Intro
2 - Bloody Money (5/5)
3 - Driver's Seat (5/5)
4 - Stick You (4/5)
5 - Parole Violators (5/5)
6 - Iraq (See the World) (4/5)
7 - Live On Live Long (4.5/5)
8 - Neva Die Alone (5/5)
9 - T.O.N.Y. (5/5)
10 - Channel 10 (5/5)
11 - Capone Phone Home (Interlude)
12 - Stay Tuned (3.5/5)
13 - Capone Bone (4/5)
14 - Halfway Thugs (4.5/5)
15 - L.A., L.A. (5/5)
16 - Capone-N-Noreaga Live
17 - Illegal Life (5/5)
18 - Black Gangsta (5/5)
19 - Closer (4/5)
20 - Capone Phone Home Outro

9.5/10

Dragondude_R
12-12-2007, 07:32 PM
10/10

CYENCE
08-15-2008, 11:42 AM
WONDER if the new album can be nearly as good as this

2Bladez
08-28-2008, 01:57 AM
8.5/10..is there somebody ho think that Nore's first solo album was better?

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
08-28-2008, 02:12 AM
1 - Intro
2 - Bloody Money (5/5)
3 - Driver's Seat (5/5)
4 - Stick You (4/5)
5 - Parole Violators (5/5)
6 - Iraq (See the World) (4/5)
7 - Live On Live Long (4.5/5)
8 - Neva Die Alone (5/5)
9 - T.O.N.Y. (5/5)
10 - Channel 10 (5/5)
11 - Capone Phone Home (Interlude)
12 - Stay Tuned (3.5/5)
13 - Capone Bone (4/5)
14 - Halfway Thugs (4.5/5)
15 - L.A., L.A. (5/5)
16 - Capone-N-Noreaga Live
17 - Illegal Life (5/5)
18 - Black Gangsta (5/5)
19 - Closer (4/5)
20 - Capone Phone Home Outro

9.5/10

I THOGUHT THIS WAS GREAT EVEN THE REUNION ALBUM WAS VERY GOOD EVEN NORE'S 1ST TWO ALBUMS WERE FIRE

Tony Bandana
09-02-2008, 09:10 PM
Recordz big time.

Drivers Seats my fav...I wasnt that big on them CNN around here like other people were , but they had a big following for there first few records around here. I always felt like they were bittin Mobb Deep .

but when its all said and done they were pure street drug dealing music before they fell off.

1

tha realness
12-05-2008, 02:02 AM
9.5/10

very important album in hip hop history

claaa7
02-13-2009, 11:25 AM
going to see Capone N Noreaga live on this Sunday together with Jedi Mind Tricks, hopefully it will be a fucking banging night.. i've been listening to alot of CNN lately because of this, mainly "The War Report", i've tried to get into "The Reunion" but aside from a 5,6 songs I'm just not feeling it.

"The War Report" is such a fucking classic in my book though, probably in my top-20 hip-hop albums of all time at least. Capone, Noreaga and Tragedy Khadafi was a fucking ill trio. If they hadn't parted ways i'm sure "The Reunion" would have been another banger.

CharlesJones
02-14-2009, 11:12 AM
The War Report is tight and The Reunion was disappointing. I only liked about 3-4 songs on that album. Noreaga's rhymes now are garbage. What happened to his flow? If i was Capone, i would just do solo albums and leave Noreaga alone LOL.

OddioPellMell
04-29-2009, 09:11 PM
One of my personal favorite albums Classic!

Dr Sleepwalker
05-04-2009, 10:43 PM
in my top 5 hip-hop albums. amazing album.

Bobby Budknickers
05-04-2009, 10:52 PM
i give it a 9. definitely part of the soundtrack for an ill ass time in my life, no matter how shitty and fat nore became, this album and n.o.r.e. are 2 favorites.




yo what's up with that picture in the liner notes, where it's the whole crew and someone got erased out the photo? whats up with that? who am that


i always wondered


but yeah, it's at least a 9 IMO

Deity Allah
05-19-2009, 10:14 PM
Borderline Classic for me.

I brought this album the week it dropped, but only really copped it at the time because of hype from some of my friends who brought it the day it dropped.

I remember Illegal Life was one of the first joints I heard off this before it dropped and hated that song with a passion. I took me almost 5 years till after it dropped to appreciate it and now it's one of my favorite joints on the Lp.

Trag is one of my favorite Mc's to touch a mic so the fact that he was all over this and his lending his pen game to Nore made this album stand the test of time.

9/10

Deity Allah
05-19-2009, 10:22 PM
"Yo, TV in the headrest, Sega Entertainment
Push the Lex Land on the way to my arraignment"

My copy didn't come with Thug Paradise, but once I got to college in 97' a couple of cats copy of their War Report had it as song #12. What the hell was that all about?

tymoney
05-28-2009, 09:26 PM
classic 10/10

Holocaust
02-01-2012, 09:37 AM
tragedy and imam thug carried this album, shame you cant find it anymore, should have went platinum, queens all day

David Daniel Davis
02-02-2012, 07:24 PM
tragedy and imam thug carried this album, shame you cant find it anymore, should have went platinum, queens all day

I was about to say how can you not find it and then I saw you are in Australia; that l.p. is inescapable here in New York; any record store you go to here will have at least one copy.

claaa7
02-03-2012, 04:21 AM
i have the European version on CD and always loved it since the first time i heard it. about a year ago i was gonna upload it to my iPod and the ripping process didn't work so i downloaded it instead. when i reached the last song "Closer" I was very suprised, because it was completely different from the one on my album...

after searching about information for this i now know that the US version of "War Report" has the original Clark Kent version of "Closer" while the EU presses (at least some of them) has a remix of the song by Sam Sneed (who was signed to Death Row at the time) and features different chorus vocals. check it:

_T6JhUQbGt8


some other things i've noticed over time about the album; the song "Stay Tuned" is listed as being track #12 but instead we hear the previously released "Thug's Paradise" in its place. the real "Stay Tuned" is a totally different track, an intro to Side B on the vinyl if you will. they must have changed this at last minute. i can only find the instrumental on YouTube but it has alot of shout outs by NORE on it:

HoYPCRVk6FU


the last thing is that i wish they would have put the song "Calm Down" with Nas on there instead of that stupid interlude where they are singing bullshit for three minutes. unlistenable + "Calm Down" sounds right at home on the LP - i often adds it to my iPod when listening to the album.

other than these minor flaws, the LP is more or less perfect and also features a lot of Tragedy Khadafi at his (imo) lyrical peak. overall, i give "The War Report" 9/10 or 4.5/5 if you will.

KJR
01-22-2014, 01:08 PM
This album is pretty dope. Probably around an 8/10 at least.

Longbongcilvaringz
02-25-2014, 11:19 AM
haha, reading these threads almost a decade later is pretty funny. i cut this down to the following tracks after listening to it a few times, and have played this version hundreds of times since.

Bloody Money
Driver's Seat
Stick You
Parole Violators
Iraq (See The World)
Neva Die Alone
T.O.N.Y (Top Of New York)
Halfway Thugs
L.A, L.A (Kuwait Mix Marley Marl)
Illegal Life
Black Gangsta

Tragedy Khadafi's verse on Neva Die Alone is probably one of my all times favourites. I guess we'll never know how much of the album's lyrics he wrote (contrary to what i ignorantly wrote 9 years ago haha) but it really doesn't matter, he dominates the tracks he's on. It remains (with Hell on Earth and a few others) one of the few hip hop albums i've listened to regularly since i first heard it.

It's a shame Trag's solo efforts never really lived up to the War Report, although even his worst lps have standout tracks reminiscent of this album.

Drunken Monk
02-25-2014, 11:24 AM
i can resume this album in two words: TRULY MASTERPIECE

David Daniel Davis
02-25-2014, 06:07 PM
It perturbs me how this album is never brought up when classics are tossed around. I seriously hope that if Source magazine ever decides to do another retrospective where they go back and issue five mics to overlooked albums like they did back in 2002, that this is among them.