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A Brand You Can Trust
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Studio album by La Coka Nostra
Released July 14, 2009
Recorded 2006-2009
Genre Hardcore hip hop, underground hip hop, conscious hip hop
Length 57:36
Label Uncle Howie Records
Suburban Noize Records
Producer DJ Lethal
Everlast
The Alchemist
Q-Unique
Cynic
Ill Bill
Sicknature
La Coka Nostra chronology
A Brand You Can Trust
(2009)
Masters of the Dark Arts
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC (average)[2]
RapReviews.com (7/10)[3]

A Brand You Can Trust is the debut album From Hip Hop group La Coka Nostra. It was released on July 14, 2009 on Suburban Noize Records and Uncle Howie Records. The major delay of this album was due to solo records released by Everlast and Ill Bill. The album was originally for a release of September 11, 2007 alongside Ill Bill's The Hour of Reprisal album before it got pushed back as well.

The album took over 3 years to make due to solo projects from Everlast, Slaine, and Ill Bill. in Late 2008 The group with the help of former Non Phixion DJ DJ Eclipse and Cypress Hill Members Sen Dog and DJ Muggs got the group signed with West Coast Punk/Hip Hop Label "Suburban Noize Records". The album was recorded and mixed at DJ Lethal's studio and at the Soul Assassins Studio in Los Angeles, California with additional mixing done in Brooklyn, New York at Ill Bill's in home studio known as "Cult Leader Media".

"Fuck Tony Montana" first Appeared on the Ill Bill Mixtape Ill Bill Is The Future Vol. 2: I'm a Goon! released on December 5, 2006. "That's Coke" was remixed for the album due to sample clearance issues of the original version which used portions from Bobby Byrd's "I'm Not To Blame".

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Bloody Sunday" (feat. Big Left & Sen Dog) DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Everlast
  • Second Verse: Ill Bill
  • Third Verse: Big Left
  • Fourth Verse: Slaine
  • Chorus: Sen Dog
2 "Get You By" DJ Lethal
  • Intro/First Verse: Slaine
  • Second Verse: Everlast, Danny Boy
  • Third Verse: Ill Bill
3 "Bang Bang" (feat. Snoop Dogg) DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Ill Bill
  • Second Verse: Everlast
  • Third Verse: Slaine
  • Chorus: Snoop Dogg
4 "The Stain" Everlast
  • First Verse: Ill Bill
  • Second Verse: Slaine
  • Chorus: Everlast
5 "I'm an American" (feat. B-Real) Sicknature & DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Slaine, Ill Bill
  • Second Verse: Everlast, B-Real
6 "Brujeria" (feat. Sick Jacken) DJ Lethal
  • Intro/Outro: Slaine
  • Verses: Slaine, Ill Bill, Everlast
  • Chorus: Sick Jacken
7 "Once Upon A Time" DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Everlast
  • Second Verse: Ill Bill
  • Third Verse/Chorus: Slaine
8 "Cousin of Death" Ill Bill & DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Slaine
  • Second Verse: Ill Bill
  • Chorus: Everlast
9 "Choose Your Side" (feat. Bun B) Alchemist
  • First Verse: Bun B
  • Second Verse: Everlast
  • Third Verse Ill Bill
  • Chorus: Bun B, Everlast
10 "Hardcore Chemical" DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Ill Bill
  • Second Verse: Everlast, Danny Boy
  • Third Verse: Slaine
  • Chorus: Everlast
11 "Soldier’s Story" (feat. Sick Jacken) DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Ill Bill
  • Second Verse: Sick Jacken
  • Third Verse: Slaine
  • Chorus: Everlast
12 "Gun in Your Mouth" Cynic
  • Intro/First Verse: Slaine
  • Second Verse: Everlast
  • Third Verse/Chorus: Ill Bill
13 "Nuclear Medicinemen" (feat. Immortal Technique & Q-Unique) Q-Unique
14 "That's Coke" DJ Lethal
  • Verses: Everlast, Slaine & Ill Bill
  • Chorus: Danny Boy
15 "Fuck Tony Montana" (feat. Sick Jacken & B-Real) DJ Lethal
  • First Verse: Ill Bill
  • Second Verse: Everlast
  • Third Verse: Sick Jacken
  • Fourth Verse: B-Real
  • Fifth Verse: Slaine

Personnel[edit]

La Coka Nostra
  • Everlast – performer, writing, production (4)
  • Ill Bill – performer, writing, production (8)
  • Slaine – performer (1-8, 10-15), writing (1-8, 10-15)
  • Danny Boy – performer (2, 10, 14), executive production, art direction, design, photography, writing (14)
  • DJ Lethal – writing (1-3, 5-7, 10, 11, 14, 15), production (1-3, 5-8, 10, 11, 14, 15), scratching (3, 5, 14)
Other personnel
  • Sen Dog – performer (1)
  • Big Left – performer (1), writing (1, 3)
  • Grisha Dimant – guitars (1)
  • Baby Jesus – bass guitar (2)
  • Russel Ali – additional guitars (2)
  • Snoop Dogg – performer (3)
  • B-Real – performer (5, 15), writing (5, 15)
  • Sicknature – production (5)
  • Sick Jacken – performer (6, 11, 15), writing (6, 11, 15)
  • Bun B – performer (9), writing (9)
  • The Alchemist – writing (9), production (9)
  • Cynic – writing (12), production (12)
  • Q-Unique – performer (13), writing (13), production (13)
  • Immortal Technique – performer (13), writing (13)
  • Brad X – executive production
  • Kevin Zinger – executive production
  • Dez Einswell – art direction, design
  • Casey Quintal – design, layout
  • Mike D. – photography

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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