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One rapper who seemingly has lived up to his name is La the Darkman. After moving 300,000 units independently on his Heist of the Century debut, La vanished because of personal conflicts. In 1998’s freshmen class, a lot of La’s peers are no longer making music. Quite probably, many of them took day-jobs.
La hasnt. While mostly unseen and unheard, he has taken on duties with the management side of The Aphiliates – one of the top DJ and production crews in the country – linking Crown Heights with the “A,” in a whole new way.
In honor of his recent immergence on J-Loves “Return of the Darkman” mixtape, AllHipHop.com spoke to La about his new enterprises, his past whereabouts, and why he considers himself to a worthy suitor of the next 50 or Jay-Z story. Welcome back.
AllHipHop.com: La, youve got one tape out now with J-Love. But youre doing another with DJ Drama and Don Cannon. Tell me why youre bumping these so close together, and how theyre different?
La the Darkman: Theyre two completely different tapes, man. I did the one with J-Love, cause dude is a different type of DJ. He’s hard, and grimy, and to the core, which I am too. On some 2006, my s**t is a little more fly with it [too]. I wanted everybody to know I still do [what Ive always done]. Im durable. That J-Love mixtape is the first mixtape Ive ever done.
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