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Capone-N-Noreaga is a rap act that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). The two grew up in bad neighborhoods in Queensbridge and LeFrak City, and met each other in jail in 1992. Their debut album, The War Report, was released in 1997 while Noreaga was serving another prison sentence.
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Their debut album, The War Report, was released in 1997 while Noreaga was serving another prison sentence. The group left Motown in 1986 for Polydor, and released several additional albums, primarily compilations. The two grew up in bad neighborhoods in Queensbridge and LeFrak City, and met each other in jail in 1992. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003. Capone-N-Noreaga is a rap act that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). It has also gradually abandoned funky roots to move into the more commercial disco arena. MTV biography (http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/capone_noreaga/bio.jhtml). When Lionel Richie left the band in 1982, it has never recovered its early shine.
The band jumpstarted careers of Lionel Richie and Walter Orange. Nicholas assumed his place in the group. After Lionel Richie left the band, former Heatwave singer J.D. Band members typically traded lead vocal duties.
The Commodores' original lineup was: Lionel Richie (sax), Thomas McClary (guitar), Milan Williams (keyboards), William King (trumpet), Ronald LaPread (bass) and Walter Orange (drums). "Machine Gun", the instrumental title track from their debut album, has become a staple at American sporting events, and has been featured in many films, including Boogie Nights. More usually, they recorded funky, driven dance floor hits including "Brick House", "Fancy Dancer", and "Slippery when wet", amongst others. Now they are perhaps best known for the ballad "Easy", which was not really representative of their output.
They met as freshmen at Tuskegee Institute, and signed to Motown having first caught the public eye supporting The Jackson Five on tour. The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. Download sample "Brick House" from The Commodores. (1985) Nightshift.
(1983) Commodores 13. (1981) In The Pocket. (1980) Heroes. (1979) Midnight Magic.
(1978) Natural High. (1977) Zoom. (1976) Hot On The Tracks. (1975) Movin' On.
(1975) Caught In The Act. (1974) Machine Gun.