On this day in 1998, LeFrak City, Queens native Noreaga (now known as N.O.R.E.) released his debut solo album N.O.R.E.. This album was certified Gold. It peaked at #3 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart & topped the R&B Albums Chart. It features production from Trackmasters, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz & Marley Marl. It includes the singles N.O.R.E., Banned from TV & Superthug.