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Song of the Day


CNN (Capone-N-Noreaga)

I used to have hoop dreams.  I’m not embarrassed to admit it.  Back in seventh grade, I would bring my basketball to school, play full court games at recess, and then when I got off the school bus, I would shoot around at the school by my house until sunset.  On nights that the Bulls weren’t playing, I would watch the And1 Mixtape Vol. 3 on the VHS player in my basement.  My friend Chris and I were even lucky enough to witness the filming of part of the tape at the public court at Foster Ave. and Lake Shore.  The reason I mention all of this is because I first heard today’s song of the day on the soundtrack of that And1 Mixtape.  Invincible comes off of CNN’s second album, The Reunion, which went platinum.  Capone and Nore have always been a bit overlooked and underrated, as they are rarely in the discussion with the most well-known New York City emcees.  Nevertheless, CNN made four very solid albums together.  DJ Premier, best known for being half of the legendary duo Gang Starr, and arguably the greatest hip hop producer of all time, also came through big time for CNN with this flawless instrumental.  Give it a listen.


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