La Coka Nostra

La Coka Nostra

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Founded in late 2005 with no intention to record an album, La Coka Nostra was more a loose collective of artists connected through Danny Boy than a group. Having taken time off from rap after the break-up of House of Pain, Danny Boy took to working in video production and fashion as well as mentoring other artists. He met Slaine in Boston and, impressed with his writing, brought him to L.A. to record some tracks. Eventually it turned into more of a group effort including the former members of House of Pain and Ill Bill, as well as associates from Psycho Realm, Special Teamz and others. It was not until early 2006 that the current line up solidified, plans to release an album were first voiced later the same year.
In late 2008 the group signed to the punk/hardcore label Suburban Noize Records and released the long delayed debut album A Brand You Can Trust on July 14, 2009. The album took so long to complete due to Danny Boy's refusal to have the artist collaborate via e-mail; instead, he would gather everyone at the studio. This took time due to the recording of Ill Bill and Everlast's solo albums as well as various tours and other commitments. A Brand You Can Trust features 15 tracks and guest spots from Snoop Dogg, Bun B, Sick Jacken, B-Real, Sen Dog, Immortal Technique, Big Left and Q-Unique. Though similar stylistically to the group's prior online releases, it features songs grounded more in reality. Some subjects touched upon include politics, death, drug addiction, raising a child and terrorism.

Members:
- Big Left (MC)
- Danny Boy (Idea/management/visual art direction)
- DJ Lethal (DJ/producer)
- Ill Bill (MC)
- Mr. White (AKA Everlast)
- Slaine (MC)
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La Coka Nostra Discography

Albums

TEG 2440 La Coka Nostra Presents Ill Bill La Coka Nostra Presents Ill Bill - Black Metal(CD, P/Mixed) Uncle Howie Records TEG 2440 US 2007 Sell This Version
La Coka Nostra A Brand You Can Trust (Album) Suburban Noize Records, Uncle Howie Records US 2009 Sell This Version
none La Coka Nostra The Audacity Of Coke(CDr, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2009 Sell This Version
La Coka Nostra Masters Of The Dark Arts (Album) Fat Beats US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

La Coka Nostra Mind Your Business (Single) Uncle Howie Records US 2014 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none La Coka Nostra 100% Pure Coka(File, EP) Suburban Noize Records none US 2009