N.O.R.E. has announced yet another new name change, again sticking to the acronym-style bravado.
The rapper formerly known as Noreaga and most recently N.O.R.E. is now calling himself, P.A.P.I.
“I wanted to do something totally different for the album,” said the former Noreaga about his new album, “Student of the Game.”
P.A.P.I. continued, “Sometimes if you’re lost, the best way to find where you’re at is to go to the beginning. 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. also revealed what his name stands for. “I like to have my acronyms poppin’ so P.A.P.I. is Power Always Proves Intelligence.”
Check out the full interview online at MTV.com.