The War Report
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Studio album by Capone-N-Noreaga


June 17, 1997


1995 - 1996


Unique Recording, Soundtrack Studios, Chung King Studios, Platinum Island Studios, House of Hits and Daddy's House Recording Studio
(New York City)


East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Hip hop, gangsta rap




Tommy Boy Records, Penalty Recordings, Warner Bros.


Tragedy Khadafi (exec.), Marley Marl, Lord Finesse, Charlemagne, EZ Elpee, Buckwild, Nashiem Myrick, DJ Clark Kent, G-Money, Carlos "6 July" Broady, Naughty Shorts, Havoc, D-Moet

The War Report is the debut studio album from the American Hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga. released in June 17, 1997 under Tommy Boy Records, Penalty Recordings and Warner Bros. The production on the LP was handled by Tragedy Khadafi, Havoc, Buckwild, Marley Marl, Charlemagne, Lord Finesse, D-Moet, EZ Elpee, Naughty Shorts, Nashiem Myrick, DJ Clark Kent, Carlos "6 July" Broady and G-Money. Features guest appearances by Mobb Deep, Mussolini, Troy Outlaw, Mendoza, Castro, Iman T.H.U.G., Busta Rhymes and Tragedy Khadafi who appears on more than half of the album's tracks and served roles as both producer and executive producer. Despite its strong underground overtones, the album was a commercial success, listed on 1997's Hip-Hop/R&B Top Five and certified Gold in the US. The album spawned the singles "L.A., L.A.", "T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)", "Illegal Life" and "Closer".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Intro" - 1:32
  2. "Bloody Money" - 4:33
  3. "Driver's Seat" (feat. Iman T.H.U.G. and Busta Rhymes) - 3:40
  4. "Stick You" - 4:43
  5. "Parole Violators" (feat. Havoc and Tragedy Khadafi) - 2:30
  6. "Iraq (See the World)" (feat. Castro, Mussolini, Mendoza and Troy Outlaw) - 5:33
  7. "Live On, Live Long" - 4:50
  8. "Neva Die Alone" - 3:23
  9. "T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)" - 4:28
  10. "Channel 10" - 3:21
  11. "Capone Phone Home (interlude)" - 1:43
  12. "Thug Paradise" - 3:30
  13. "Capone Bone" - 3:37
  14. "Halfway Thugs" - 3:13
  15. "L.A., L.A. (Kuwait Mix)" (feat. Mobb Deep and Tragedy Khadafi) - 4:49
  16. "Capone-N-Noreaga Live (interlude)" - 2:43
  17. "Illegal Life" - 3:49
  18. "Black Gangstas" - 2:59
  19. "Closer" - 4:04
  20. "Capone Phone Home (outro)" - 1:33

Samples[edit | edit source]


Bloody Money

  • "Impeach the President" by The Honeydrippers
  • "Philadelphia Morning" by Bill Conti

Driver's Seat

  • "Do the Thing That's Best for You" by Willie Hutch

Stick You

  • "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues" by Charles Mingus

Iraq (See the World)

  • "Queen of Downs" by Giant (Funk Band)
  • "Night Song" by Noel Pointer

Live On, Live Long

  • "Who's Gonna Take the Blame" by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

Neva Die Alone

  • "Do a Thing" by Herbie Hancock

T.O.N.Y. (Top Of New York)

  • "Speak Her Name" by Walter Jackson

Channel 10

  • "Survival" by Annette Peacock
  • "M5 (SK 7)" by Roy Budd

Thug Paradise

  • "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Rhythm Heritage

Capone Bone

  • "Love Potion-Cheeba-Cheeba" by Mighty Tom Cats
  • "Step Into Our Life" by Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson
  • "Cruisin'" by D'Angelo

Halfway Thugs

  • "Only Because of You" by Roger Hodgson
  • "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Aretha Franklin

L.A., L.A. (Kuwait Mix)

  • "Scratchin'" by The Magic Disco Machine
  • "The Letter" by Al Green

Black Gangstas

  • "Olhos De Gato" by Gary Burton


  • "Closer Than Friends" by Surface
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