There are numerous names in the list of top rappers in America. Their songs make you groove. Some of the few popular ones to name include Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, (Late) Tupac Shakur, and Young Thug. One more entrant on the list is Victor Mambo Santiago.
He is the father of Victor James Santiago Jr. popularly known by his stage name N.O.R.E. or Noreaga. You might be knowing much about the above-mentioned rappers but how much do you know about Victor Mambo Santiago? If not, then no issues, as today we are going to present unknown facts about this American rapper. So read the article till the end.
About Victor Mambo Santiago
Well, there are not ample facts about Victor Mambo Santiago, but you can know him as the father of popular American rapper Victor James Santiago Jr, who is popular by the stage name N.O.R.E or Noreaga. So let us get to know more about his son. He was born in 1977 on 6th September in Queens, New York, and was raised here.
Rise to success
Victor James Santiago experienced success when got paired with hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N) with Capone, a fellow rapper from Queens. The rapper earned success with singles like Nothin, Superthug, Oye Mi Canto, and Banned from T.V. Penalty, Def Jam, Roc-La-Familia, and Babygrande Records are some of the examples of record labels, under which he released music.
Eleven years ago in June, he even became a partner with Busta Rhymes, a well-known rapper from America with a Conglomerate label, under which he released an album named Student of the Game. It came in 2013 and was issued under E1 Music. Victor Santiago is also the CEO of Militainment Business, his own label imprint.
Then in 1999, came Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler, his second solo album. It became a moderate success, coming in the top 10 Billboard 200 chart. The Recording Industry Association of America® advocates (RIAA) even certified it a Gold album. Oh No became the most successful single of the album produced by The Neptunes. It even reached #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart.
In 1999 when Capone got freed from prison, he and Santiago again teamed up in recording music and released their second C-N-N album The Reunion in 2000. However, it failed to impress in comparison to their previous commercial solo/duo albums.
Noreaga did not stop making a solo musical career of his own. For that, he even changed his name to N.O.R.E. And then came God’s Favorite, his third solo album, that finally came in 2002 after some delays. It topped the Billboard 200 chart at #3 and was certified platinum.
The album had a popular hit song Nothin, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 list. It is known to be the highest charting hit. Experiencing hits with God’s Favorite, Santiago shifted his musical focus to recording songs in Spanish to showcase his Puerto Rican background and create reggaeton music if not stuck to usual hip-hop music. So this is all a brief about the musical journey of Victor Mambo Santiago’s rapper son.