Singled Out: "I Waited Two To Three Years For The Perfect Record For Me & Wale To Get On"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:15AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Sound M.O.B's Pyro and Ryu poured out "Drank In My Cup," N.O.R.E. breaks down his Wale-assisted "Get Her" anthem.]
The "Get Her" record has Wale and my man Sho Balloti. The way it came together is from me having a pretty close and cool relationship with Wale since he had the joint out for the Nike boots.
He would ask me certain things and I was always there for him. Now he's become one of the hottest dudes in the world. He never forgot the advice and the love that I gave him early on in his career. That's how it all really came together.
He needed me for advice, which I won't reveal to the public because it was private, but I've maintained my coolness with him and he's maintained his coolness with me. It was time. I'm not a person that just does a record with someone because they're hot. I waited two to three years for the perfect record for me and Wale to get on and that's "Get Her."
I'm so proud of the record and to have shot a music video for it in Queens, New York City. The record is fun-orientated. We want the video to reflect the same thing. We want it to be fun-orientated and no hood bullsh*t that we usually go through. We just wanted to keep it fun and compliment the record.
So many people do records and their music videos don't compliment them. I wanted to make sure this complimented it.
One-half of the Queens hardcore rap duo Capone-N-Noreaga, Victor "Noreaga" Santiago met Kiam "Capone" Holley in 1992 while both were serving prison sentences. Signed to Penalty Records in 1996, the pair released a hard-hitting debut (The War Report) in June 1997, but after Holley was thrown back in jail on a parole violation, Santiago began recording a solo album. His solo debut, N.O.R.E. -- an acronym for "Niggas on the Run Eating" -- was an all-star affair, with contributions from Foxy Brown, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Jay-Z, among others. Melvin Flynt -- Da Hustler followed in 1999. His third album, God's Favorite, was delayed several times, but finally appeared in mid-2002. In 2006, he moved to the Def Jam imprint Roc la Familia and released N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe, a mostly reggaeton album featuring guest stars like Nina Sky, Big Mato, and Daddy Yankee.
Check out N.O.R.E.'s "Get Her" below: