Noreaga’s “Student of the Game” Documentary
Hip-Hop’s favorite “Superthug” goes on a retrospective journey about his humble beginnings in a brand-new mini-doc, “Student of the Game.” Noreaga a.k.a N.O.R.E. a.k.a P.A.P.I. breaks down how he earned everything from his various aliases to beats from legendary producers like DJ Premier, Large Professor and Pharrell Williams. The doc also features cameos from Penalty Records founder, Neil Levine and fellow MC, Fat Joe among others. It’s nice to see an interesting figure like Noreaga continue to experiment and musically pursue his own definition of relevance, especially in an age where most dated industry cats are just wasting their time (and ours) chasing gimmicks for cash. If nothing else, we can at least respect this for it’s honesty. The brother’s latest album drops next week, April 16th.