Posts Tagged ‘N.O.R.E.’

N.O.R.E. ft. Pharrell – The Problem (Lawwwddd)

Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by Tina



Pharrel teamed up with N.O.R.E. to create this hot new single, “The Problem (Lawwwddd).” The jury’s still out on that word…


I give N.O.R.E. shit about his name change (Diddy could barely do it), but the man knows how to make banging hip-hop.


Proof N.O.R.E. has a sense of humor: there is a track on his latest album, Student of the Game, called “Scott Disick Speaks.” Ahh, the strange and wonderful perks of being a kept man…



P.A.P.I./N.O.R.E. – Tadow

Posted on: January 6th, 2013 by Tina



Ok, I have a lot to say about the song, “Tadow,” which I like, despite the litany of complaints to follow. First, N.O.R.E. changed his name from “N.O.R.E.” to “P.A.P.I.”, and is currently releasing music under this new name. It reminds me of the end of Ferris Bueller, “you’re still here?” What are you doing, N.O.R.E./P.A.P.I.? You’re barely relevant, and you’re going to change your name? Do you think confusion is doing you any favors?
Juelz Santana’s “So Soft” and P.A.P.I.’s “Tadow” have a lot in common, similar production styles, same use of epistrophe. (I looked that up – didn’t think it would be so obscure). Rick Ross describes girls, clothes, and drugs as “so soft,” and P.A.P.I. attempted to do the same, but (I guess) couldn’t figure out a word that fits. So he made one up. (Don’t work harder, work smarter.) So “tadow” means whatever the fuck he wants — it seems to apply all of his various gangster accoutrements…