Hip hop legends DJ Eclipse and O.C. recently met with thenehiphop.com at Fresthetic in Brooklyn to discuss their career history and how they came up in the hip hop community together. In 1994, Eclipse began working at Wild Pitch Records, which signed O.C. that same year. Both artists credit MC Serch (3rd Bass) for the opportunities that helped start their careers. Eclipse goes on to talk about how the 90s was a great time for hip hop while O.C. comments on the importance of college radio and the unimportance of major record deals. The two also express their disappointment of mainstream representation of New York hip hop among other topics. Catch DJ Eclipse every Sunday from 10p-12a on rapisouttacontrol.com at Sirius XM.
In 2002, Non Phixion released a New York underground hip hop album that became a cult classic. ILL BILL, Sabac Red, Goretex, and DJ Eclipse were accompanied by stellar production from Large Professor, DJ Premier, Necro, Pete Rock, and JuJu on the album The Future Is Now. Online boutique Get On Down has constructed a limited edition box set to re-issue the collection of classic songs with more memorabilia for the fans. There are two different versions of the box with only 1,000 in print worldwide. The box set includes:
- The original album, vocals, and instrumentals.
- 7-inch singles of “Black Helicopters”, “Drug Music”, and “Rock Stars” with original 12-inch artwork.
- Full reproduction of the press-only sampler cassette from 2000 (with early singles, demos, freestyles, and promos), The Past, The Present, and The Future Is Now.
- Expanded artwork from Mear One’s original album visuals.
- An 80-page book with with liner notes, dozens of group-sourced photos, and archival images.
- In-depth interviews from author Chris Faraone with all group members.
- Ultra-limited edition version of 200 uses colored vinyl and includes a fourth 7-inch of “I Shot Reagan”.
Purchase the limited edition box set at GetOnDown.com.
Don’t miss La Coka Nostra in Australia this August 2014. We are hitting 5 cities for 5 unforgettable nights. Tickets are available through the respectable venues, so come out and Mind Your Business with the brand you can trust. Also, get updated on LCN’s Aussie Facebook page here.
August 28 (Thursday) – Prince Of Wales Hotel – Melbourne
August 29 (Friday) – XL Super Club – Adelaide
August 30 (Saturday) – Factory Theatre – Sydney
August 31 (Sunday) – Villa – Perth
Available for pre-order, La Coka Nostra releases the 7″ vinyl to their popular single, “Mind Your Business”, produced by DJ Premier. From the 2012 album, Masters Of The Dark Arts, you can purchase either the clear vinyl or the white vinyl. Check out FatBeats.com for more information.
This summer, the brand you can trust is featured on the 15th annual Gathering Of The Juggalos. Witness the largest rap and rock festival in the United States. Beginning at 7AM, the gathering will run from July 23 until July 26. in Thornville, OH. La Coka Nostra will be featured on the Carousel Stage, so book your hotel and purchase tickets here.
This winter, join DJ Eclipse and ILL BILL from La Coka Nostra and Non Phixion on a European music journey. Catch them on their short trip around Europe in a city near you. Also be sure to purchase The Grimy Awards. Buy tickets at the respective venue web sites.
December 13 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, UK
December 14 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 18 – Gagarin – Tel Aviv, Israel
December 19 – Rez @ L’Usine – Geneva, Switzerland
December 21 – Colectiv – Bucharest, Romania
LCN’s own legendary DJ Eclipse has been featured on Fuse TV’s episode of Crate Diggers. As a DJ, producer, radio host, and many other ways that he’s been instrumental in growing the underground hip hop platform, Eclipse shows off the walls of his apartment, amassing just under 30,000 records in his collection. He also owns a rack of rare, unopened vinyl that is available for sale.
La Coka Nostra members and former Non Phixion legends ILL BILL and DJ Eclipse join former Arsonists member Q-Unique for a U.S. tour this fall. Be sure to check out these performances in a city near you and support hip hop that remains true to its roots. Also be sure to purchase The Grimy Awards and Marvels Team-Up. Purchase tickets at the respective venue web sites.
Catch La Coka Nostra at the 25th Dour Festival in Belgium, between July 18-21. Only 88km from Brussels, check out the super group performing live on stage, along with Jurassic 5, Smashing Pumpkins, Wu-Tang Clan, Action Bronson, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson, Freddie Gibbs, Oddisee, Riff Raff, and many more! Purchase tickets here.
La Coka Nostra will be performing at the Touch The Lake Festival from July 5-7. Check them out at Blatterwiese & Zurichhorn, along with The Roots, Kendrick Lamar, Onyx, Joey Bada$$, Reef The Lost Cauze, and more! Purchase tickets here.