N.O.R.E. dropped off an extra egg yesterday (April 24) in rap fans' baskets. The Queens rhymer released his highly anticipated 'N.O.R.E.aster' EP for free via 57th Ave., treating listeners to 13 new tracks from the rugged spitter.

The FreEP, executive produced by Hazardis Soundz and DJ EFN, touts guest appearances from longtime collaborator Pharrell, Juvenile, Curren$y, Ace Hood, Styles P, Prodigy and Masspike Miles. The project also includes production from the Neptunes, Digga, Cool & Dre, Scram Jones and more.

N.O.R.E. has already shot a video for the track 'NORE Shot Somebody,' which he plans to release in the forthcoming weeks. Additionally, he has filmed his parts for additional visuals for the cuts 'Livin' My Life' and 'Bottles Go Bang' featuring Styles P. and Prodigy.

The project serves as an appetizer for his upcoming solo LP, 'Super Thug: The Album,' which has already spawned the lead single 'Nutcracker' and its remix. He most recently released 'The War Report 2: Report the War' as part of C-N-N with partner Capone. Though the album was billed as their triumphant return, it failed to resonate with a wide audience, logging only 4,700 copies sold in its first week and debuting at No. 98.



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