News: N.O.R.E. On Joining Raekwon's Clan, "You Know What Rae Adds To The Whole Thing"
Monday, Feb 8, 2010 3:25PM
CNN's N.O.R.E. has opened up about signing with Raekwon's Ice H20 imprint for the release of upcoming projects.
According to Noreaga, the Wu-Tang Clan member's presence is always brotherly.
"I can't even say that it's guidance," he shared about Rae's position in an interview. "I can just say that you know what Rae adds to the whole thing is like when we had Trag around, Trag brought that like older brother element around and that's the same thing Rae brings. When he's around he's like a older brother." (XXL Mag)
Rae broke the news of signing CNN in a video announcement last December.
"A lot of things been going on," Raekwon explained in a self-madevideo. "All I can say, all praises. We been working , everything is getting where it need to be, you know what I mean, we got a new element amongst the family right now. Shout-outs to CNN. They just joined the Ice Water family. CNN, that's right, Capone and N.O.R.E. You know what time it is, word up, so we did like a little merge thing. So get ready for that, it's about to jump off." (Ice Water TV)
N.O.R.E. previously showed his support toward Raekwon by publicly purchasing the rapper's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 album.
"Do I really want to buy [the album]," Nore asked in a self-recorded video. "I believe so. Purchasing, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, that's hip-hop y'all -- this is the time for everybody to come together despite different disputes people have and come together and support real hip-hop. As you can see, I woke up in the morning, it's before nine o'clock and I'm buying the album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. And then I'm going to the store and I'm gonna get another hard copy -- I've never downloaded anything illegally and all y'all that's talking about that Jay-Z album should be ashamed of yourself that you ain't go out there and get it today, that you downloaded that sh*t. I'm buying Hov's album today and filming it and showing proof." (NORE TV)
Nore also took to his personal blog last year to explain the difficulties with finding a suitable record label.
"I sometimes think what's up wit this music business," Nore wrote unmodified. "I'm glad to be able to survive in such a terrible genre!!! I love making music for fans I love seeing someone and they say I love that record, album or mixtape!!! It's the best feeling n the world!!! But the worst feeling in the world is when you make a hit record that you know is a hit and nobody hears it or you drop an album nobody knows it's out!!! There's nothing worst in the world then going through that!!!! I just made the dopeest album of my career!!! And I'm honestly scared to let it out!!! Why now should I due so? I need the belief in a record label that I just don't have right now!!! It's very scary!!! Bare with me as I figure it out!!! I need a change, a reinvention, something I will figure it out!!!!" (57th Ave)
Check our Raekwon speaking on CNN below: