Newer generations might know N.O.R.E. best as the host of the popular Drink Champs podcast, but real hip-hop heads remember the Queens artist for his rapping exploits. Teaming up with Fat Joe, N.O.R.E. serves up a reminder of his rap prowess with "Don't Know," the latest single from his imminent 5E album.

Released July 19,  N.O.R.E.'s Reazy Renegade-produced latest single begins with a hardbody hook from Don Cartagena, who offers up some boasts in a hook plucked right from peak early-2000s hip-hop. "Tell me something I don't know/Like when this shit drop whole game in a chokehold," Joe spits on the chorus.

From there, we get three verses from N.O.R.E., who hits the track with a ton of hunger as he unleashes a barrage of boasts. "My wrist watch is like a brake light, and you can get it right on your grave site/So tell me something I don't know, $50 pizza when I'm eating in SoHo," he spits on the track.

N.O.R.E.'s 5E is all set to drop this Friday (July 27), and with features from Tory Lanez, Pharrell, The-Dream, Jadakiss and more, it's looking like a winner. It also doesn't hurt to get production from Swizz Beatz and Pharrell, the latter of whom played a major role in N.O.R.E.'s debut LP.

Check out "Don't Know" below.

N.O.R.E.'s 5E Tracklist

1. "In The Beginning" (produced by Hazardis Soundz)
2. "Big Chain" featuring Fabolous (produced by Cool N Dre)
3. "Bendicion" featuring Fat Joe (produced by SPK and Hazardis Soundz)
4. "Don't Know" featuring Fat Joe (produced by Reazy Renegade)
5. "She's Mine" featuring Tory Lanez (produced by SPK)
6. "Woof" featuring The-Dream (produced by The-Dream)
7. "Let Me Be Great" featuring Yung Reallie (produced by Beats N Da Hood and SPK)
8. "No Reason" featuring Sevyn Streeter (produced by SPK)
9. "LaLa" featuring Jadakiss and Wyclef Jean (produced by Phokus)
10. "Parade" featuring Kent Jones and Yung Reallie (produced by Swizz Beatz and Hazardis Soundz)
11. "Uno Más" featuring Pharrell (produced by Pharrel)

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