La Coka Nostra-Mind Your Business ft. DJ Premier (Video)

A few days late on this track, but it just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have it up on OTU.

For those who don’t know, Everlast has left LCN since the last album, with just ILL Bill & Slaine remaining as the only MC’s in the group. For me, this is no bad thing. Bill is one of my favourite MC’s, and I would have a hard time thinking of another MC who has made more progression over the past number of years than Slaine.

Anyway, on to the track, and we finally hear LCN supplied with a Preemo beat. The beat is a little different to other LCN tracks we’ve heard before and definitely moves in a different direction to the previous leaks from this album, but the change is welcome and it’s refreshing to hear Preemo playing around with the samples between Bill and Slaine’s verses.

It’s a solid track, and definitely reinforces my belief that LCN have developed into a Bill/Slaine duo project that delve into the dark subjects that seem to be so prevalent in their solo careers. The album drops on July 31st, and will definitely be one to look forward to.

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Slaine (of La Coka Nostra) - The Worst


Slaine’s debut album, A World With No Skies, drops October 26th and this little teaser will apparently not be appearing on it.

Slaine gets the job done over this Biggie-sampling Statik Selektah beat.

Slaine – The Worst

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Notorious Indi’s Best of ‘09


2009 was one hell of an interesting year. We saw the comeback of Eminem, albums by the 2 other big names of hip-hop in Jay-Z and 50 Cent, and once again we waited all year for Dr. Dre’s Detox which never came. It’s fair to say that despite this the year hasn’t been dominated by the big boys and we’ve seen a gradual change in hip hop – the gangsta rap of previous years has steadily evolved into what can be described as ‘Hip Hop Hipsters’. Kanye led the way back in 2004 and by 2009 the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Wale and Asher Roth have emerged.

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Murray’s Best of ’09


So I think we are all in agreement: 2009 has been quite a year for hip-hop. It has seen the return of Em, Jay has completed his Blueprint trilogy and 50 has had so much beef you would think he will be full up for Xmas (*cringes*. Yeah that was bad).

Aside from the big names dropping their albums, we have also seen some highly anticipated underground acts dropping LP’s too. This is my Best Of ’09 list and contains some real gems so don’t let the year go past before getting your hands on these.

Enjoy.

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Underground Hip-Hop Part 7

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A clearout of the inbox and BOOM: It throws up another UGHH for the hip-hop heads to enjoy.

This one is (mostly) full of artists who haven’t been featured on the site before, so amidst all the mainstream music that’s been up recently, we’ve gone so underground that you’re gonna need some sort of torch.

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La Coka Nostra-Cousin of Death

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Click below to see the video for Cousin of Death, one of my favourite tracks from La Coka Nostra’s album A Brand You Can Trust. Big fan of this video too, definitely worth a watch.

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Underground Hip-Hop

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There’s an awful lot of music that gets put out to the internet each and every day. A lot of it will be artists that you’ve never heard of, but will have big followings. Trying to follow underground hip-hop is a difficult task, and sometimes it’s best to stick to a few names and follow them. This post is dedicated to some of those names you may have missed and gives you a sample of them.

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