Always known for tackling controversial topic matter, the group’s sophomore project, Masters Of The Dark Arts finds them once again in torch-bearing mode, addressing subjects that most artists shy away from as ILL BILL illustrates “as conceptually and musically dark as this album appears to be, there's also a flip side layer to it that you may not notice until you listen to it a few times. Masters Of The Dark Arts is a storm before the calm and a celebration of the good things in life that can only be achieved by walking directly into the heart of darkness and facing your inner demons head on."
While the group’s roster has been trimmed slightly due to Everlast having to leave the group (for personal reasons), La Coka Nostra returns reinvigorated and fresh off of a recently completed 17-city European tour which saw them rock crowds in 11 different countries. “I think we approached Masters Of The Dark Arts with a chip on our shoulder and really took it back to our original mission of hardcore hip-hop amidst all the circus bullshit that is so prevalent in the current landscape of the genre. We are aware of the perception that somehow the group has suffered a loss we can’t recover from and in response we made an album that is the most conceptually focused and hardest hitting soundscape in the group’s history,” Slaine asserts.
La Coka Nostra’s Masters Of The Dark Arts will impact on July 31, 2012 via Fat Beat Records.