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Victor Santiago, Jr. popular by his stage name N.O.R.E., was born on September 6, 1977, in New York. The American rapper became famous as one of the East Coast hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga, with his other counterpart being Capone, the Queens-based rapper. N.O.R.E.’s independent singles “Nothin”, “Superthug”, “Oye Mi Canto”, “Banned from T.V.”, and “Mas Maiz” contributed to his popularity.
NORE has released music under different record labels namely, Babygrande records, Roc-La-Familia, Def Jam, and Penalty.
NORE partnered with the Conglomerate Label owned by his fellow rapper Busta Rhymes and released the album Student of the Game in 2013, which was issued under E1 music. NORE is also the chief executive of his own independent imprint named ‘Militainment Business’.
How much is the net worth of Nore?
Nore’s current net worth is estimated at $2 million. He is an American rapper who became famous as one of the East Coast hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga, with his other counterpart being Capone, the Queens-based rapper.
NORE was born in Bronx, New York City and he spent most of his youth years in Queens, United States. His debut album “N.O.R.E.” was presented with platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The same organization awarded gold certification to NORE’s second album titled “Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler”. In 2014, his album “Illmatic” secured him the “Favorite Reissues Award”.
NORE Net Worth Quick Summary
|Name||Victor Santiago, Jr.|
|Popular Name||N.O.R.E., Noreaga, P.A.P.I.|
|Birth Date||September 6, 1977|
|Birth Place||New York City, U.S.|
|Career Roles||Rapper, Actor, Music Executive|
|Net Worth In 2022||$ 2million|
|Years Active In The Industry||1995 to Present|
|Important Labels||Penalty, Babygrande, Def Jam, Tommy Boy, Conglomerate, Roc-La-Familia, Millitainment Business|
|Associated Acts||Busta Rhymes, Big Pun, Fat Joe, The Neptunes, Foxy Brown, D.J. Clue?, Capone-N-Noreaga|
|Instagram Account (1.3 million followers)||https://www.instagram.com/therealnoreaga/|
|Twitter Account (450 K followers)||https://twitter.com/noreaga|
NORE Net Worth
NORE net worth in 2022 is an estimated $2 million. The front line hip hop and reggaeton artist attained popularity during the 1990s. NORE was also known by the name Noreaga and during the beginning of his career, he performed as part of the duo known as Capone-N-Noreaga.
NORE met Capone in jail and eventually, NORE signed with Penalty Records. In 1997, the duo released their debut album, which became a major hit and featured three hit singles.
Soon after the first album, Capone returned to jail and then NORE began his solo career. His self-titled solo debut N.O.R.E. was released in 1998 and secured a platinum certification. This was followed by another release under the name Noreaga and he reverted to the name N.O.R.E. once again.
In 2002, “N.O.R.E.’s third album “God’s Favorite” was released. Since then, N.O.R.E. has brought out three more studio albums. Eventually, N.O.R.E. started focusing more on his career role as a music executive.
Pursuing a musical career from his young age, NORE has also accomplished some mixtapes like ‘Сrасk оn Ѕtеrоіdѕ’, ‘Drunk Unсlе’, ‘Сосаіnе оn Ѕtеrоіdѕ’, аnd ‘Тhе N.О.R.Е.аѕtеr ЕР’. Не is also featured in the works of Тrоу Аvе, Rоn Вrоwz, Віg Рun, аnd Lumіdее.
A major part of NORE’s wealth comes from the royalties he receives for his albums. NORE also has started a podcast that airs his interviews with famed hip hop artists. NORE also earns a significant amount of money from his company “Militainment Business”, which he heads as the CEO.
NORE has worked with a number of accomplished hip hop personalities like Foxy Brown, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Jay-Z. He is credited with some amazing records in his career during the mid-1990s. Eventually, he made his fortune through his singles and later as a music producer and executive.
Career Highlights of Nore
In 1995, NORE debuted his musical career under the name Noreaga, which he assumed after Manuel Noreaga, the Panamanian dictator.
Initially, he associated himself with his friend Capano, who he met in prison, and the two became popular as the Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N) duo.
In 1996, the duo signed to Penalty Recordings and in 1997, they released their debut album known as “The War Report”. This album became a huge success both critically and commercially pushing them to the forefront of the hip hop industry.
Around that time, the classic New York City hip hop was falling out for want of a more futuristic style of composition. “The War Report” got sound acclaim for employing the “traditional grimey boom-bap” sound and adding more strength to the New York City hip hop.
This album scored #21 spot on the |Billboard 200 and the singles like “Closer”, “T.O.N.Y.,” and “Illegal Life,” found a place on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart.
After the album’s release, Capone had to face jail life once again for violating the parole and hence Noreaga had to move forward with his independent career as a solo artist. In 1998, Noreaga released his self-titled solo debut studio album.
This album became more successful than the one he released earlier along with Capone and charted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, bagging RIAA’s platinum certification.
The super hit titled “Superthug” produced by The Neptunes appeared at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 besides scoring #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. Along with “Lookin’ At Me”, Mase’s hit, “Superthug” made The Neptunes a highly sought after production company in hip hop.
Therefore, the company eagerly stated that it would produce more hit songs and albums for Noreaga in future too.
Noreaga’s second solo album “Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler” released in 1999 could land considerable success by scoring among the top 10 entries of the Billboard 200 and also receiving RIAA’s gold certification.
Produced by The Neptunes, the most successful single of the album titled “Oh No” scored #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart.
In 1999, Capone got released from jail and the duo once again collaborated on its second C-N-N album in 2000. Released under the title “Reunion”, their second album could not prove commercially successful.
Commenting on the outcome of this album, Matt Conaway, the reviewer of AllMusic wrote, “With the reunion, Capone-N-Noreaga take a step backwards.” The duo did not release any album until 2009.
Following the failure of their collaboration, Noreaga pursued his independent career as a solo artist. He changed his stage name to NORE around this time and in 2002 released his third studio album “God’s Favorite”.
This album score the #3 position on the Billboard 200 and got the platinum certification too. The successful single of this album “Nothing” became NORE’s highest-charting hit single and reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Around this time, NORE deviated from traditional hip hop and focused more on Spanish language songs and reggaeton music, encouraged by his Puerto Rican background.
In 2004, his single “Oye Mi Canto” was released becoming a super hit and scoring #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 2007, NORE’s fifth album “Noreality” was released. The CD/DVD Noreality was released in September collaboratively by NORE’s Thugged Out Militainment label and Babygrande Records. The DVD was available only in a limited number of copies and the work covers the rapper’s life.
In 2009, NORE came across a controversial release of S.O.R.E, and he denounced this album stating that he was in no way connected with the release and advised his fans against purchasing it.
The term S.O.R.E. (meaning “Still on the Run Eatin”) was first used by NORE in 2007 while releasing a song under the same name. In a video blog, NORE said he never approved the album.
While five songs of the album were handed over to the producers, the remaining had been taken from the internet. Industry experts said probably there were some financial issues between NORE and the producers.
In 2009, NORE once again collaborated with Capone and the duo released its third studio album Channel 10, which charted #136 on the Billboard 200. The collaboration also brought out the duo’s fourth studio album “The War Report 2”.
The lead single of this album “Hood Pride” featured Faith Evans. In 2011, Busta Rhymes, the American rapper announce on his Twitter |page that he had signed NORE to his new record label Conglomerate Records.
Between the years 2009 and 2011, NORE was seen teaming up with DJ EFN to host a satellite radio show “Militainment Crazy Raw Radio” for Sirius XM. In early 2013, NORE once again changed his stage name to P.A.P.I., which was the acronym of “Power Always Proves Intelligence”.
The name change triggered mixed reactions in his fans. NORE released “Student of the Game” on April 16, 2013, and shortly after that, he announced that his next album would follow as a sequel.
On September 27, 2013, NORE said in an interview on MTV that the next album under production at that time namely “Melvin Flynt II: Da Final Hustle” would be his final album as an artist.
He added that he would henceforth stop his tours and solo album releases and would start focusing on his career as a music executive and CEO.