New York rapper Capone has offered his take on N.O.R.E. breaking the news of the split of their rap group CNN this week to the shock of hip-hop fans.
While CNN may be broken up, Capone promised his fans there is no tension between him and N.O.R.E.
“Capone n Nore could never break up.. Brothers b4 music.. It’s my turn ya dig!,” Capone tweeted June 9th.
“RT Listen here: @CaponeQB n @noreaga WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER .. JUST NOT AS A RAP DUO ON WAX! WE ARE ALL FAMILY TIL THE END! #MILITAINMENT” (Capone’s Twitter)
This week, N.O.R.E. announced the news of CNN’s break-up after over a decade of releasing music together.
“I’m not making another war report album or another N.O.R.E ALBUM IMMA MAKE THE 1st S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G album cause that what’s good for now…Diddy my homey can’t and would never diss him but he was known for anthems and hits it’s safe to say Khaled has been upholding that area…CNN was a great group…Time has changed I must move on…Doesn’t it hurt to watch a boxer still box when he’s heart isn’t in it that’s what the group feels like right now…Ok I’ve said way too much have no more to say I’ll hit u after the gym salute” [sic] (57th Ave)
He also hopped on Twitter to remind fans Capone remains a close friend.
“We still homeys brothers family just we both need to do something different musically!!!,” N.O.R.E. tweeted June 9th. (N.O.R.E.’s Twitter)
Last year, CNN’s War Report 2 debuted in July 2010 and just missed Top 100 on the sales chart.
Rounding things up in Sales Wrap this week is Capone-N-Nore’s War Report 2 which debuted at No. 104. After seven days in the books, the New York duo’s new album has sold 4,700 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
CNN released their first album, The War Report, in 1997, followed by 2000’s The Reunion, 2009’s Channel 10 and 2010’s The War Report 2.
Check out some past CNN footage below: