La Coka Nostra Returns With â€˜To Thine Own Self Be Trueâ€™
Founded in late 2005, La Coka Nostra (ILL BILL, Slaine, Danny Boy & DJ Lethal) was more of a loose collective of artists connected through Danny Boy than an â€œactualâ€ group. Having taken time off from rap after the break-up of House of Pain, Danny Boy met Slaine in Boston and the end result of that meeting transpired into Danny brining him out to L.A. to work on some tracks. Eventually, as they continued the creative process, things began to snowball organically and suddenly former members of House of Pain and ILL BILL joined the studio sessions and La Coka Nostra was born.Â While â€œsupergroupsâ€ are more commonplace in todayâ€™s Hip-Hop landscape, when iconic members of House Of Pain and Non Phixion initially merged they were anything but.Â La Coka Nostra was not only at the forefront of ushering in that movement; they set the standard.
Itâ€™s been four-years since La Coka Nostra released their sophomore album, Masters Of The Dark Arts, (the groups first project without Everlast was also their most critically acclaimed project— featured collaborations with Vinnie Paz, Sean Price & production from DJ Premier and Statik Selektah) and the music industry has changed considerably in that time.Â However, a few things still remain constant; La Coka Nostra will always be as their aptly-titled 2009 debut verified, A Brand You Can Trust, and the group will continue to dazzle their rapid fan-base with sold out shows around the globe with their raucous live performances.
While DJ Lethal continues to oversee the production end of To Thine Own Self Be True, the group also enlisted Statik Selektah, Marco Polo, Salam Wreck (D-12, Obie Trice, Proof, B-Real, Tha Dogg Pound) & ChumZilla (from the Demigodz) and get vocal contributions from extended family members such as Vinnie Paz, Apathy, Q-Unique, Sick Jacken, Skam2 & Rite Hook.
The members of La Coka Nostra have collectively been delivering quality hardcore Hip-Hop music for 25-years now and with To Thine Own Self Be True they return re-invigorated and on the cusp of setting off for a world tour.Â â€œTo Thine Own Self Be True; The battle-cry for La Coka Nostra from here on outâ€ Danny Boy lamented. â€œItâ€™s only onward and upward from here.â€
La Coka Nostraâ€™s To Thine Own Self Be True will impact on 11-4-2016 and be released by Fat Beats Records.