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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. On December 6, 2003, Clinton was
charged with one felony count of cocaine
possession and a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia in
Tallahassee, Florida. (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/gclintonmug1.html) On August 11, 2004, he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor drug-paraphernalia charges, while the felony charge was dropped. The two grew up in bad
neighborhoods in Queensbridge and LeFrak City, and met each other in jail in 1992. Most recently he appears as the voice of "The Funkopus"; a disc jockey within the Grand Theft Auto
game, "San Andreas" . Capone-N-Noreaga is a rap act that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). Clinton also became active in composing and recording songs for the movie industry with credits in
PCU, Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Muppets From Space (1999), Romeo Must Die and
Charlie's Angels (both from 2000). MTV biography (http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/capone_noreaga/bio.jhtml).
This was followed by Hey Man, Smell My Finger. In 1989, Clinton released The Cinderella Theory on Paisley Park, Prince's record label. His popularity waned in the mid 1980s, but was revived by the rise of rap music (particularly, in the 1990s, G Funk), as many rappers cited him as an influence and began sampling him. In the next three years, Clinton released three more studio albums (You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish, Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends and R&B Skeletons in the Closet) as well as a live album, Mothership Connection (Live from the Summit, Houston, Texas) and charting three singles in the R&B Top 30, "Nubian Nut," "Last Dance," and "Do Fries Go with that Shake." This period included multiple legal problems (resulting in financial difficulties) due to complex royalty and copyright issues.
"Loopzilla" hit the Top 20 R&B charts, followed by "Atomic Dog," which reached #1 R&B but peaked at #101 on the pop chart. In 1982, Clinton signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist and as the P.Funk All-Stars, releasing Computer Games that same year. The primary reason was legal difficulties, due to the complex copyright and trademark issues surrounding the name "Parliament" (primarily) and Polygram's purchase of his former label (as part of Parliament), Casablanca. Usually recording under the name George Clinton & the P.Funk All-Stars, Clinton recorded several solo albums.
For information on The Parliaments, Parliament or Funkadelic, see their respective articles, or P-Funk. This article will focus on his solo efforts after 1981. Despite initial failures, the Parliaments eventually found success under the names Parliament and Funkadelic in the seventies (see also P-Funk). In Plainfield, he ran a barber salon, where he straightened hair, and soon formed a doo wop group, inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, called The Parliaments.
He was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and was a solo funky artist as of 1981. George Clinton (born July 22, 1940) is an American musician, considered one of the fathers of funk.