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CNN (Capone-N-Noreaga) – The War Report 2 Review [Exclusive]

• November 4, 2010 • Comments (3)
I don’t need to go into great depth about how important CNN’s first album “The War Report” was to the Hip-Hop world. I will however attempt to analyse the impact that The War Report 2 has had, thirteen years after the original was released. Capone and Noreaga are widely regarded as Hip-Hop legends, and following on from their success of Channel 10, The War Report 2 seemed like a logistical path to follow. The question burning in the minds of Hip-Hop fans, was can they produce a classic sequel, equal to the original.

I don’t need to go into great depth about how important CNN‘s first album “The War Report” was to the Hip-Hop world. I will however attempt to analyse the impact that The War Report 2 has had, thirteen years after the original was released. Capone and Noreaga are widely regarded as Hip-Hop legends, and following on from their success of Channel 10, The War Report 2 seemed like a logistical path to follow. The question burning in the minds of Hip-Hop fans, was can they produce a classic sequel, equal to the original.

Lets take a look at the foundations of the album. Capone-N-Noreaga have chosen a list of high-profile producers to work alongside including Scram Jones, Buckwild, DJ Green Lantern and The Alchemist. It’s a true statement that my four personal favourite tracks on the album “Hood Pride”, “The Corner” ft Avery Storm, “My Attribute” and “The Oath” ft Busta Rhymes and Raekwon were not produced by the aforementioned. Looking at this fact one of two ways, I’m delighted that Neo Da Matrix, Dreddy K Amarae, Hazardis Soundz and M3 productions stepped up their game, and really competed with the top producers.
The core of the album is typical of CNN. This is certainly no negative, as there is a reason Capone and Noreaga are held in high status. Liquid-like flows and impeccable rhyming patterns ensure that the duo rap perfectly over the varied beats throughout The War Report 2, and in my opinion capture the essance of what the album really represents. With far too many quotables to mention throughout, it’s only fair I choose at least one of my personal favourites to share. Rather than writing, check out this video of Avery Storm with some behind the scenes footage of the track “The Corner”I don’t need to go into great depth about how important CNN‘s first album “The War Report” was to the Hip-Hop world. I will however attempt to analyse the impact that The War Report 2 has had, thirteen years after the original was released. Capone and Noreaga are widely regarded as Hip-Hop legends, and following on from their success of Channel 10, The War Report 2 seemed like a logistical path to follow. The question burning in the minds of Hip-Hop fans, was can they produce a classic sequel, equal to the original.

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Alicia Keys x Styles P x CNN x Raekwon – Empire State of Mind 2 [Music]

• December 16, 2009 • Comments (6)

Here is a remix I found thanks to HipHopUpdate. It’s basically a megamix of Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s track “Empire State of Mind” which features Hip-Hop legends Raekwon, CNN and Styles P. The remix has been lead by DJ Green Lantern who, as always, does an excellent job. You can listen to Raekwon, CNN and Styles P deliver their respective verses over the beat. You can listen to Alicia Keys x Styles P x CNN x Raekwon – Empire State Of Mind 2 on the player below.

Alicia Keys x Raekwon x CNN x Styles P - Empire State of Mind 2

Alicia Keys x Raekwon x CNN x Styles P - Empire State of Mind 2

Alicia Keys x Raekwon x CNN x Styles P - Empire State of Mind 2

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