New Rap Group La Coka Nostra To Make LA Debut During Unity Festival

The Soul Assassins

second annual Soul Assassins Unity Concert will take place Mar. 8 in Los Angeles

at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood.The

concert, which was resurrected by DJ Muggs, DJ Khalil and Chace Infinite, will

offer the first official Los Angeles performance by rap group La Coka Nostra.

La Coka

Nostra is comprised of former House Of Pain members Everlast, Danny Boy, and DJ

Lethal, Non Phixion's Ill Bill, and Boston's Slaine.The

group's name, which means "This Dope Thing of Ours," is a play on the

Mafia term "La Cosa Nostra," which means "This thing of ours."

La Coka

Nostra's debut album and companion documentary DVD will hit stores in 2007. Other

rappers scheduled to perform during the Soul Assassins Unity Concert include Evidence

of Dilated Peoples along side Defari of the Likwit Crew, rapper Chino XL, rap

group Pacific Division.DJ's

for the evening include DJ Mark Luv, J-Rocc of the Beat Junkies and Mr. Choc."The

first show was an incredible night, it was proof that people still want to see

quality Hip-Hop shows....Mar. 8 is gonna be crazy," said Soul Assassin's

group member Chace Infinite.The

Unity concerts were launched in 1991 by William Lanakila Operin aka Bigga B. The

Soul Assassins relaunched the event last Nov. at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood.


like Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Pharcyde, Biggie, Jay Z, Hieroglyphics,

Boot Camp Click and others have performed during the festival's history. In

related news, Soul Assassins member DJ Muggs will team with Wu-Tang's GZA to release

the Grandmasters Remix Album and World Tour DVD set. The

album features 12 new remixes of the songs on the original Grandmasters

album, while the DVD features the making of the original Grandmasters album

and tour footage from Russia, Australia, and the United States. The

Grandmasters Remix Album and World Tour DVD hits stores on Mar. 6 on Angeles