Noreaga changes his name from N.O.R.E. to P.A.P.I., which stands for Power Always Proves Intelligence.
Looking to do something different, Queens-bred emcee Noreaga has decided to change his name from N.O.R.E. to P.A.P.I., which stands Power Always Proves Intelligence. But why after 16 years in the industry do you think he decided to switch things up now? He spoke with MTV and had this to say:
“Sometimes if you’re lost, the best way to find where you’re at is to go to the beginning. My mother doesn’t even call me Victor, my father has never called me Victor, my teachers didn’t even call me Victor… My name in Lefrak City and my name in Queens is actually P.A.P.I., it’s not even N.O.R.E.”
Look for the name change to be in full effect for his upcoming album 'Student Of The Game'.