Victor James Santiago Jr., popularly known by his stage name N.O.R.E is an American rapper and broadcaster.
Santiago co-hosts the talk show/podcast Drink Champs, which features celebrity interviews and is related to music, along with DJ EFN.
The program was dubbed “The Ultimate Hip Hop Interview Program” and took home the “Best Hip Hop Platform” trophy at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Santiago first gained notoriety as one-half of the East Coast hip-hop group Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N).
According to his career, the former rapper N.O.R.E earns at least $ 30,000 thousand dollars as monthly income and at least $ 400,000 thousand dollars as annual income.
- Year 2022:$ 350,000 thousand dollars.
- Year 2023:$ 400,000 thousand dollars.
- Year 2024: $ 485,000 thousand dollars.
N.O.R.E Net Worth 2023.
As of 2023, N.O.R.E has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million dollars. He has achieved this through his hip-hop career, his label Imprint, where he is the CEO, and his work as a co-host of a talk show/podcast.
Net Worth Summary.
- Year 2022: $ 5.5 million dollars.
- Year 2023: $ 6 million dollars.
- Year 2024: $ 6.5 million dollars.
- Date Of Birth: September 6, 1977.
- Age: 46 years as of 2023.
- Zodiac: Virgo.
- Real Name: Victor James Santiago Jr.
- Nickname: N.O.R.E.
- Place Of Birth: USA.
- Nationality: American.
- Ethnicity: Black American.
- Instagram: The real Noreaga nore.
- Youtube: Revolt Tv.
Early Life and Family.
- Hobbies: Playing basketball.
- Father: Victor Mambo Santiago.
- Mother: N/A.
- Wife: Neri Santiago.
- Son: Noah Santiago.
Education and Career.
- High School: N/A.
- College: N/A.
- Occupation: Podcast co-host.
- Achievements and Awards: CEO of his own imprint, Militainment Company.
- Salary:$ 400,000 thousand dollars.
- Net Worth:$ 6 million dollars.
- Height: 6 ft 2 inches.
- Weight: 85 kg.
- Eye Colour: Black.
- Hair Colour: Black.
- Shoe Size: 41.
As of 2023, the former rapper is 46 years old. He celebrates his birthday each year on September 6th with close friends and family.
- Year 2022: 45 years.
- Year 2023: 46 years.
- Year 2024: 47 years.
Married since 2009, N.O.R.E and his wife Neri Santiago feel that balance is the secret to their happy marriage. “I’m raucous and obnoxious. She’s calm, and I’m always into stuff,” N.O.R.E. claims. “A lot of times, people want to wed their best friend or someone who behaves in a similar manner.”
Wife: Neri Santiago.
Born and raised by her mother Zoraya Batista and her dad whose identity is not known, Neri is a reality TV star for Love and Hip Hop, Miami.
She was raised with his younger brother Hector Batista who is an entrepreneur and founded North East LLC. He founded his company in 2009 and served as senior operations manager until February 2020.
Hector graduated from Berkley College in 2001. He is happily married to one wife and has one daughter named Gigi.
The couple was blessed with a son, Noah Santiago on 9 April 2009. Noah is an upcoming model and actor who has starred in a short film, ” Runaway Boys”. He is signed under Sprout kids’ agency.
Born on September 6, 1977, in New York City, USA, Santiago was born to an African American mother and a Puerto Rican father, Victor Mambo Santiago.
Santiago grew up in LeFrak City and spent time hanging out in Capone’s neighboring Queensbridge Houses. He later did his first music career with Capone whom he met while serving time in prison.
Father: Victor Mambo Santiago.
Victor Mambo Santiago was the father of Victor Santiago Jr popularly known as N.O.R.E. He was a supportive father to N.O.R.E. and he attended his musical shows to support him.
Born and raised in Puerta Rica, he married an Afro-American girl with whom he started a family and they gave birth to Norega.
Before his death, in 1998 due to a heart attack, Victor was an amateur boxer and his son refers to him as his role model.
In 1995, Santiago’s career began to soar when he formed the duet Capone-N-Noreaga with a friend and fellow rapper Capone, whom he had met while serving time in jail and went by the stage name Noreaga (named after the dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega).
Along with fellow Queens-based rapper Capone, Santiago first gained notoriety as one-half of the East Coast hip-hop combo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N).
With the tracks “Superthug,” “Banned from T.V.”, “Nothin'” (featuring Pharrell), and “Oye Mi Canto,” he would also find success as a solo artist.
Penalty, Roc-La-Familia, Def Jam, and Babygrande Records are just a few of the record labels under whom Santiago has released music. Santiago also serves as the CEO of his own record label, Militainment Company.
N.O.R.E Final Projects.
In order to produce their third studio album, Channel 10, which peaked at #136 on the Billboard 200, N.O.R.E. once more teamed up with Capone in 2009.
The War Report 2, the fourth Capone-N-Noreaga album, was released in 2010. The album’s lead track, “Hood Pride,” featured Faith Evans.
Busta Rhymes, a fellow American rapper with whom N.O.R.E. has previously worked on a number of projects, announced on his Twitter account in June 2011 that he had formally signed N.O.R.E. to his recently launched record company Conglomerate Records.
N.O.R.E announced to MTV on September 27, 2013, that Melvin Flynt II: Da Last Hustle, his upcoming album, would be his last.
He announced that in order to concentrate on being a music entrepreneur and CEO, he will quit touring and making solo albums.
Santiago tweeted on October 30th, 2015: “New and final album coming in July, then “Melvin Flynt 2? Or how about NOR2? “.
In order to start hosting the “Drink Champs” podcast in March 2016, N.O.R.E. reconnected with DJ EFN.
Most episodes have celebrity hip-hop guests who share updates and stories while imbibing. Revolt has been airing the show since November 2016, and more than five million people listen to the program each month.
N.O.R.E Albums and Songs.
- N.O.R.E. (1998)
- Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler (1999)
- God’s Favorite (2002)
- N.O.R.E. y la Familia…Ya Tú Sabe (2006)
- Noreality (2007)
- Student of the Game (2013)
- 5E (2018)
N.O.R.E Drink Champs.
Former rapper N.O.R.E and DJ EFN are the hosts of the weekly most professional unprofessional hip-hop podcast called Drink Champs.
The podcast honors hip-hop artists who have been active for at least ten years at Nonclassified Establishments, Drink Champions LLC, 13200 SW 128th St, Suite A1, Miami, FL.
Drink Champs Episodes and Seasons.
As of March 2023, the podcast has 6 seasons and is showing its 354th episode as of March 10th.
To catch up with the seasons and episodes, they are usually posted every Friday on their social media platforms.
Drink Champs is available on the following social media Platforms:
- Youtube: Revolt Tv.
- Facebook: Drink Champs.
- Instagram: Drink Champs.
- Twitter: Drink Champs.
Drink Champs Email and Shop.
To contact Drink Champs, you can email them or reach out through their website.
On the same website, you can also access their shop to purchase their merchandise.