September 6, 1977 in Queens
Queens, New York, United States
Noreaga, hip-hop artist from Queens, NY
Victor Santiago, Jr. (born September 6, 1977), best known by his stage name N.O.R.E., formerly Noreaga, is an American hip hop and reggaeton recording artist. Santiago first rose to prominence as one half of the East Coast hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N), alongside fellow Queens-based rapper Capone. He would also have success as a solo artist with the singles "Superthug", "Banned from T.V.", "Nothin'", "Oye Mi Canto" and "Mas Maiz". Santiago has released music under various record labels, including Penalty, Roc-La-Familia, Def Jam, and Babygrande Records.