Roc-A-Fella Records has inked Noreaga, aka N.O.R.E., and will release a new album by the artist in November.

Roc-A-Fella Records has inked Noreaga, aka N.O.R.E., and will release a new album by the artist in November.

The rapper -- one-half of Queens., N.Y.-based duo Capone N' Noreaga -- has previously recorded for Tommy Boy and Def Jam. He also runs his own Thugged Out imprint. His as-yet-untitled new album will be released under the Thugged Out/Roc-A-Fella banner.

N.O.R.E.'s last album, 2002's "God's Favorite" (Def Jam/IDJMG), debuted at No. 3 on both The Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It has sold 493,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.