There’s a force coming into the hip-hop world and it’s La Coka Nostra. Although first founded in 2005 as a loose collective of artists connected through Danny Boy (ex House of Pain), the group solidified in early 2006 and released their album on July 14, 2009. The long wait paid off and the album titled “A Brand You Can Trust” featured 15 tracks and guests such as Snoop Dogg, Bun B, Sick Jacken, B-Real, Sen Dog, Immortal Technique and Q-Unique. Since then La Coka Nostra has been known to touch subjects such as politics, death, drug addiction, raising a child and terrorism in their songs.
SoJones got a brief interview with Danny Boy of La Coka Nostra and guess what, they have a cool line of band merchandise that we are hoping to turn into a full-fledged clothing line.
Introduce yourself and describe what La Coka Nostra is all about?
My name is Danny Boy O’Connor and La Coka Nostra is all about Family, Music and The American way.
Who’s your biggest influence in music?
Me personally is Malcom Mclaren due to his manipulation of Art, Fashion and Music. R.I.P. Malcom!
Tell us about the La Coka Nostra t-shirts.
The shirts are a way of connecting the Coka fans to the band and a way of letting the world know we are family by rocking with us.
What has been a surprise fashion hit over the last year? (a particular piece, a look or even another brand)
What current fashion trend would you like to see thrown overboard?
All of it!
What is/was one of your most prized fashion pieces, past or present?
My Levis jacket I got from Divine Styler or Sex Pistols t’s I got from Steve Jones.
TuPac or Biggie?
You can get La Coka Nostra’s t-shirts and accessories over at their official online store: http://www.shopbenchmark.com/lacokanostra OR you can actually win them for free by participating our giveaways.
LA COKA NOSTRA GIVEAWAY!
We are really excited to give out SIX cool prizes from La Coka Nostra for SIX lucky SoJones readers. There are TWO t-shirts, TWO bandannas, and TWO sets of dog tags. Here are the cool tees:
And here are the accessories (we got two of each)
Here’s how it works:
1. Every SoJones comment posted on this page from September 10th, to September 24th, 2010 counts as a “lottery entry”. Also make sure when you comment, have a link to somewhere we can contact you (like your SoJones account, your facebook, etc.). It makes it easier to contact you if you win.
2. Drawing for SIX winners will be held on September 25th. Winners will be announced on this page and on the forums page (http://www.sojones.com/forums/).
Article Comments Lottery Rules
One item per winner
Previous winners must wait 30 days before entering this contest
Duplicate comments will not count, like posting “I love this forum” or “hi” 50 times.
Garbage or nonsensical comments will not count, like “awr#$ASFasdfkl”
Comments hating on other people will definitely NOT count.
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