For N.O.R.E.’s entire career he’s been a “Nigga on The Run Eating”. But for his forthcoming album Student of the Game, he’s changing his alias to P.A.P.I. An acronym for “Power Always Proves Intelligence”.
“Sometimes if you’re lost, the best way to find where you’re at is to go to the beginning,” he explained. “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.”