Darkroom Familia is a Chicano rap group with artists from various parts of Northern California. They were originally formed in 1988. Like other burgeoning gangster rappers of the era, major labels weren't quick to sign such bands, so the band members had to sell their tapes by taking them personally to record stores in the area as word of mouth quickly began to spread. Darkroom Familia became one of rap's most prolific bands, issuing albums (whether it be by the band or solo releases by its members) at an extremely brisk rate. They also released one of the first all Spanish rap albums Los Traficantes - Matan Mi Gente.