BxH / LA COKA NOSTRA
In a relatively short space of time rap super group La Coka Nostra confirmed that a new album had been completed, announced the track list and release date. The lead single "Stay True" and a video quickly followed in the form of "Waging War". Somewhere in-between we were teased with artwork by Steven Vogel. Today that artwork has been confirmed as part of a collaboration with Japanese label Bounty Hunter on a t-shirt to celebrate the release of "To Thine Own Self Be True".
With Hiraku Iwanaga and Danny Boy having worked together on designs for the previous albums "A Brand You Can Trust" and "Masters Of The Dark Arts" (as well as designs for Hellfire Canyon Club and House of Pain) a t-shirt was anticipated and doesn't disappoint. The LCN bandana skull graphic serves as the perfect backdrop for "To Thine Own Self Be True" with it's production divided between in-house producer DJ Lethal, Statik Selektah, The Arcitype, Salam Wreck and ChumZilla alongside features from renowned emcees Sick Jacken, Rite Hook, Q-Unique, Vinnie Paz, and Apathy.
As is customary with most collaborative work like this the t-shirt will be very limited in quantity, and only available via the Tokyo, Sendai and Nagoya stores as far as I can tell. Lucky for me I have a brother from another mother in Nagoya who I will be asking nicely to help me out. Release date for the t-shirt is November 3rd with the album dropping the following day. If you miss out on this you can still order a t-shirt & album bundle directly from the group's online store HERE.