N.O.R.E. (song)

"N.O.R.E." is a song by American hip hop recording artist Noreaga released on April 28, 1998, as the lead single from his debut studio album N.O.R.E. (1998). The song, which serves as Noreaga's commercial debut solo single, was produced by Poke & Tone of the Trackmasters. The song was also featured on the 2002 compilation album Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories. In 2005, the song was featured in the soundtrack to the video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

Single by Noreaga
from the album N.O.R.E.
ReleasedApril 28, 1998
GenreEast Coast hip hop
LabelPenalty Recordings, Tommy Boy Records
Songwriter(s)Victor Santiago, Jr., Jean-Claude Olivier, Samuel Barnes
Noreaga singles chronology
"You Came Up"

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Diane Martel, depicts Noreaga trying to escape from imprisonment. Fellow New York-based rappers Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, Cormega, Fat Joe and Musaliny, all make cameo appearances in the music video.


Chart (1998) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[1] 59
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[2] 32