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Fri, Aug 26, 2005 - Page 15 News List

The Vinyl Word


Who's a bad boy, then?


NORE -- "Niggaz on the Run Eating" -- will be showing off his thuggery and proving what an infamous Queens, New York, star is all about at MoS tonight. Ghetto superstar wannabe's and groupies know NORE is the real thing because he has the ex-convict credentials to prove it.

NORE started his rap days in prison, where he met Capone and then formed the group Capone-N-Noreaga. But before they could release their debut album Capone was arrested for violating parole and sent back to jail. This didn't stop NORE from finishing what he started, however, and he put out the The War Report, which instantly became a street classic.

NORE released his first solo album in 1998, NORE, with the single Super Thug heading it. His second album was Melvin Flynt -- Da Hustler in 1999. Then, when Capone was released for a second time, they dropped the album The Reunion. In 2002 NORE released another solo album, God's Favorite which infiltrated the pop charts, mainly due to the help of the Neptunes. The "superthug" confirmed his gold status on the US rap scene again last year with the summer banger Oye Mi Canto.

This Saturday at Luxy, the Playboy "talent" DJ Penelope Tuesdae will be dropping by to provide some eye candy and banging tunes. As if this wasn't enough, there will also will be the Taiwan Vestax DJ Competition winner, DJ E-Turn and Taiwan rap group Underground Nation.

The Joint II will also be making a huge return this Saturday at The Source. Clubbers can expect some fresh DJ meat, namely Morley and Jayro. Our good friend ChiFunk will also make his way from Taichung for the event. Marcus Aurelius is expected to pull off another of his sick performances and the man with the musical plan said the music will revolve around house, breaks, electronica, breaks, and even pop. It's an all-you-can-drink affair.

On Saturday Eden will be having a tribute to the recently defunked club Soundgarden. DJ's Zoltan and Pierre will be there to bring back memories of their six hour marathon clubbing sessions. Also Marc Ketz will be performing, and this will be one of his last gigs in Taiwan, so expect the atmosphere to be intense.

If your looking for drum 'n' bass this weekend then try Balanced at J-Pop Cafe (in the same building as Eden) on Saturday. Some breakbeats will also be going down, so if that's your thing, then get down there by 10pm.

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