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La Coka Nostra, Masters of the Dark Arts

The musical outputs of La Coka Nostra have been a slow build. Formed in 2005, the hip-hop collective dropped their oft-delayed A Brand You Can Trust to expected fanfare in 2009. Now, reuniting for their second official album—and this one without former member Everlast—Ill Bill, Slaine, DJ Lethal and Danny Boy sprinkle in all the elements of a hardcore underground release with Masters of the Dark Arts. The aptly titled album finds Ill Bill and Slaine hawking mouthfuls of venomous lyrics and cultural and historical references over shadowy production from Lethal, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah and more. The team of ...

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