Noreaga changes his name from N.O.R.E. to P.A.P.I., which stands for Power Always Proves Intelligence.
Â Looking to do something different, Queens-bred emceeÂ NoreagaÂ has decided to change his name from N.O.R.E. to P.A.P.I., which stands Power Always Proves Intelligence. ButÂ why after 16 years in the industryÂ do you think he decided to switch things up now?Â He spoke with MTV and had this to say:
âSometimes if youâre lost, the best way to find where youâre at is to go to the beginning. My mother doesnât even call me Victor, my father has never called me Victor, my teachers didnât even call me Victorâ¦ My name in Lefrak City and my name in Queens is actually P.A.P.I., itâs not even N.O.R.E.â
Look for the name change to be in full effect for his upcoming album 'Student Of The Game'.Â