Rarely does an album come out that hits with such intensity and redefines a style. The War Report is one of those few. Released in '97, it's an undisputed N.Y.C. thug rap masterpiece, with grimy crime rhymes and dark beats. Nore and Capone are perfect on the mic, which they share with Mobb Deep, Tragedy, and Imam Thug. Any fan of East Coast hardcore needs this LP.