A Quick Minute with Noreaga [Interview]
Vancouver, B.C. – In between puffing blunts, downing Stellas and rocking the crowd at Fortune Sound, N.O.R.E spared a few minutes to chat with HipHopCanada’s KassKills about the highly anticipated release of S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G., who’s hot in the game and why he loves Vancity.
“Vancouver’s my favorite…The weed is great, the atmosphere is excellent, beautiful city, wonderful food, I’m impressed.”
HipHopCanada: So, you’re working on S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G now and we already know you have some big collabs on that album. Can you say who’s been your favorite to work with?
N.O.R.E: S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G ain’t finished yet so that would be unfair for me to say who is my favorite. I don’t want to say yet but when it’s done I could give you a fair answer.
HipHopCanada: How does a seasoned artist stay relevant as the hip-hop landscape continues to change?
N.O.R.E: I just work with newer artists. Like, I got a new single comin’ out with Waka Flocka. Working with Game, Busta. I got this new single with Meek Mills and Pusha-T. I like working with new guys, it’s not a problem.
HipHopCanada: Who are some of the newer artists you see coming up right now?
N.O.R.E: I like French Montana, I like Action Bronson, I like Meek Mills. Yup.
HipHopCanada: Favorite city while on tour?
N.O.R.E: Vancouver’s my favorite. Look, I’m Vancity’d out. *refers to hat and hoodie. I love it. The weed is great, the atmosphere is excellent, beautiful city, wonderful food, I’m impressed.
HipHopCanada: Whats next?
N.O.R.E: Got some tracks coming up with Red1. We just finishing the S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G movie that is coming out with the album. I’m fifty percent done with that but when I get back to America I’ll get back to shooting and working on that.
Interview conducted by KassKills for HipHopCanada
Photography by Bryan Mollett for HipHopCanada