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La Coka Nostra


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(2006 – present)

La Coka Nostra (or short LCN) is an American , comprised mainly of all former members of House of Pain, Ill Bill, former member of Non Phixion, Slaine, and various other MCs and producers. Founded by Danny Boy in early 2006, La Coka Nostra is a new project that has reunited him, Everlast and DJ Lethal for the first time since House of Pain’s split.

The group’s name is derived from the notorious criminal organization (La) Cosa Nostra, which means “This Thing Of Ours”, with the Italian word Cosa (“thing” meaning “business”) being replaced by the Spanish word Coka which stands for Cocaine. Slaine has noted the idea for the name was to incorporate some slang with the gangster theme, so the name would mean “This Dope Thing Of Ours”, with “dope” being slang for something trendy, and not actual drugs.

La Coka Nostra is a breath of fresh air in these days of contrived airbrushed rap music. LCN isn’t trying to gloss shit up in the least they like it ugly and gritty the way rap music should always be.

Somewhere along the lines people forgot about groups like the mighty Wu-Tang clan or Cypress Hill and the dirty raw esthetic these groups had but LA Coka sure didn’t. They embrace the darkness and the dirt and ain’t afraid to be ugly with it.


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