News: N.O.R.E On Mobb Deep Reunion: "Don't Do It For A Check"
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 1:15PM
New York rap veteran N.O.R.E. recently talked about hooking back up with one-time estranged CNN group member Capone and weighed in on Mobb Deep finally reuniting.
While nothing is set in stone just yet, N.O. said he is more than interested in going back to the studio with Capone to churn out an LP.
"If Capone wants to do it, I'm more than willing to rent a house in Miami or Hawaii or Rhode Island," N.O.R.E. told MTV News about a possible C-N-N reunion, choosing Miami or Hawaii for its creative influence or Rhode Island for the legal marijuana. "I just wouldn't do it in New York because there are so much distractions." (MTV)
Since he could relate, Noreaga also gave his opinion on seeing Prodigy and Havoc hash out their problems to reunite for a Mobb Deep tour.
If C-N-N's relationship reminds you of another Queens rap duo, Mobb Deep, you're not off base. "Absolutely I can relate," N.O.R.E. said of the recently reunited group. As a fan, N.O.R.E. is all for it and even shared some insight for the group. "My best advice to Prodigy and Havoc is don't do it for a check," he said. "Do it because you really enjoy being back with your friend." (MTV)
A few weeks ago, Mobb Deep hooked up for a Paid Dues 2013 concert performance.
With their troubles seemingly behind them, Mobb Deep made their reunion official during the opening day of Paid Dues 2013 in San Bernardino, California last night. Among their catalog of classics, Havoc and P performed their timeless Infamous cut, "Shook Ones Pt. II." Forget chocolate eggs; this is the only gift we want this Easter. Don't forget, the Queensbridge duo hit the road on May 9 for their 20th Anniversary Tour. (Miss Info TV)
Prior to reuniting, Capital P refused to lay out Mobb Deep's deathbed despite their now-defunct publicized feud.
"Nah, nah, it's just on standby," Capital P said when asked if it is time to retire the Mobb Deep brand. "Yeah, I'm sure about that. I love Mobb Deep. Mobb Deep made my life what it is. Havoc feels the same way, so we'll be right back to work. For right now, he's doing his thing and I'm doing my thing. I've got goals I'm trying to accomplish, and I really can't let nothing sidestep me or get in the way of that. If that means I gotta put Mobb Deep on standby for the time being, then so be it. That's what has to happen." ("Usual Suspects Radio")