To make the Queens connection even deeper, the mastermind behind The War Repost was QB Legend Tragedy Khadafi, who discovered and molded the duo into the flagship artists for his newly christened 25 to Life Records. In many ways Tragedy was the unofficial third member of the group, as he appears on more than half the album. The War Report represented a new era of street science and gritty New York beats, tracks like "Illegal Life", "Stick You" & "T.O.N.Y" all became anthems that summer, making this one of the Greatest Debut Albums in Hip Hop History according to Complex Magazine.
From the moment you hear the piano line of "Bloody Money" it sets a clear tone for this album; the War has begun. With features from Tragedy, Iman Thug, Mobb Deep and uncredited Busta Rhymes ad libs, CNN's debut is treated as almost a revolving door of like-minded MC's determined to keep the music pure. Rounding out the production aspect, The War Report features EZ Elpee, Nasheim Myrick, Buckwild, Lord Finesse, Marley Marl and super DJ Clark Kent who all bring their unique style while all meshing together perfectly to make this debut a capsule to late 90's Rap.