Victor Santiago Jr., (born September 6, 1976) better known by his stage names as Noreaga and N.O.R.E., is an Afro-Puerto Rican American rapper, and one half of the hip hop duo Capone-n-Noreaga, along with Capone.
He was born to an African American mother and Puerto Rican father. He has more recently released reggaeton records in addition to his traditional hip-hop fare. In more recent news on his reggaeton movement, he was signed to Jay-Z sub-label, Roc-La-Familia , but is no longer signed to Def Jam or Roc-A-Fella Records due to poor promotion from the label.
He also collaborated on the hit single "Más Maíz" which included artists such as Nina Sky, Fat Joe, Chingo Bling, Lil Rob, and Lumidee. N.O.R.E. has his own label, Thugged Out Militainment. N.O.R.E. is now signed to Baby Grande Records where he released his latest album Noreality.