Queens, New York rap trio Onyx is giving fans a double dose of hardcore Hip-Hop, with two albums featuring unreleased and new songs.

Mentored by Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay, Onyx is best known for hits such as “Throw Ya Gunz,” and “Slam.” On August 19, they are bringing back the rugged vibe with a new album “Cold Case Files,” which features appearances from Method Man, Sticky Fingaz’s brother X1 and Gangreen,

This release will include previously unreleased material that is comprised of underground singles and lost studio recording sessions from Onyx’ first three albums.

According to group member Sonny Seeza, efforts were made to maintain the original vibe of the songs featured on the album. Despite being recorded as far back as 15 years ago, group member Fredro Starr believes the socio-political content found in songs such as “Mad World” still hold up, amid the issues that currently dominate the world.

“America has been in war for 20 years. War has not stopped. When we recorded our first album, my friends were just coming from Desert Storm,” Fredro Starr said. “Today we’re still at war, so the lyrics are still current. Sean Bell getting shot in the streets is the same injustice as Yusef Hawkins. Ain’t nothing changed.”

“Cold Case Files” will precede the collective’s forthcoming album of new material, “Black Rock,” as well as a series titled 100 Mad.

“Slam was the song that crossed us over, it was like a Rock-n-Roll record and we never really went down the Rock-N-Roll/Hip-Hop lane before,” Sticky Fingaz added. “We always kinda steered away from it and now we’re gonna do a whole album inspired by that sound.”

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