N.O.R.E. revealed to MTV News that he has officially changed his moniker to “P.A.P.I.” which stands for “Power Always Proves Intelligence.” Here’s what he had to say about his new alias:
“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.”
P.A.P.I. previews his upcoming 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and French Montana-featured “Tadow” music video.