After 15 years together, the duo known as C-N-N (Capone-N-Noreaga) has announced that they are officially splitting up to focus on their respective solo careers.
N.O.R.E. took to Twitter on Wednesday morning (June 8), reveal the news to fans.
“I’m not making another war report album or another N.O.R.E ALBUM IMMA MAKE THE 1st S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G album cause that what’s good for now,” he wrote (@Noreaga).
“CNN was a great group. Time has changed I must move on. Doesn’t it hurt to watch a boxer still box when he’s heart isn’t in it, that’s what the group feels like right now.”
Despite the break-up, N.O.R.E. made it clear that there’s no issues with Capone. In fact, he says their friendship remains intact.
“We still homeys brothers family just we both need to do something different musically!!!” he wrote.
Capone and N.O.R.E. met in 1992, while on kitchen duty at Collins Correctional Facility in New York. After they were both released, they began performing in local venues, and eventually earned themselves a spot in The Source magazine’s Unsigned Hype column.
In 1996, they dropped their debut album, The War Report, in spite of Capone’s imprisonment for parole violation … and they’ve been considered hip-hop vets ever since.
While N.O.R.E. is focusing on his solo career, Capone is following suit and, according to his Twitter bio, is also working on a solo release.