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Everlast

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  • Born: Valley Stream, NY
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 10.25.16 My new sounds: Everlast - Love, War And The Ghost Of Whitey Ford https://t.co/PjEDaPXp9Y on #SoundCloud

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Once best known for his tenure in the rap unit House of Pain, Everlast successfully reinvented himself in 1998 with the best-selling Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, a largely acoustic, hip-hop-flavored effort in the genre-crossing mold of Beck. Born Erik Schrody, Everlast first surfaced in Los Angeles as a member of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate Cartel, issuing his debut album, Forever Everlasting, in 1990. When the album failed to find an audience, he formed House of Pain with Danny Boy and DJ Lethal; carving out an image which drew heavily on Everlast and Danny Boy's shared Irish heritage, the trio managed to overcome the stereotypes facing white rappers and scored a massive hit with their 1992 single "Jump Around." Their self-titled debut LP also went platinum, but when such follow-up efforts as 1994's Same as It Ever Was and 1996's Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again failed to repeat House of Pain's early success, the group disbanded.

Everlast then returned to his solo career. While recording Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, however, he suffered a massive cardiac arrest stemming from a congenital defect, resulting in heart bypass surgery and an artificial valve implant. Following his recovery, he completed the album, which appeared in the fall of 1998 to strong commercial notices. It entered the Top Ten, went platinum, and launched the pervasive Top 40 single "What It's Like." After appearing on Santana's vaunted comeback album Supernatural, Everlast began work on a follow-up album with an eclectic group of guest artists. Titled Eat at Whitey's, the album was released in late 2000, and enjoyed critical notice (even if it wasn't quite as successful as Whitey Ford). Everlast then signed with Island/Def Jam before releasing the the moody, song-driven White Trash Beautiful in 2004. The album featured a strong country influence, but its new sound failed to boost Everlast's record sales. He was dropped from the label soon after, but Everlast bounced back by joining his House of Pain alums in a hip-hop supergroup named La Coka Nostra. The group released several recordings via MySpace in 2008; that same year, Everlast issued his fifth studio album, Love, War and The Ghost of Whitey Ford, on his own label. The album featured a cover of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," which Everlast released as a single.

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  • 10.25.16 My new sounds: Everlast - Love, War And The Ghost Of Whitey Ford https://t.co/PjEDaPXp9Y on #SoundCloud
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  • 10.01.16 My wife mrseverlast is doing the Climb for CF "Hike the Halo" please go to the link in my bio… https://t.co/FpGjRMKfXw
  • 09.24.16 RT @931JACKFM: From bars to guitars - not too many made like @OGEverlast #JACKS11thShow https://t.co/rRrnlz7gIG
  • 09.24.16 RT @931JACKFM: "We played with Beastie Boys here." @OGEverlast "We got thrown off the Beastie Boys tour here." @djlethal @houseofpain1 #JAC…
  • 09.24.16 I originally posted this last year. Bill Nunn Rest in Power #RadioRaheem #Repost @ogeverlast… https://t.co/iTwhZqyYTG
  • 09.24.16 #Repost @931jackfm with repostapp ・・・ @ogeverlast & #HouseOfPain at #JACKs11thShow! https://t.co/v2AjesjCRg
  • 09.24.16 #Repost @931jackfm with repostapp ・・・ Paying respect to the greats. @ogeverlast tipping his hat… https://t.co/NYm1kbT3zL
  • 09.13.16 RT @JarobiWhite: @ogeverlast and ya boy. This is the homie from way back! Follow @OGEverlast for the ill photos… https://t.co/1BNypLSpm2
  • 09.03.16 RT @BellHouseNY: Catch @OGEverlast at the @BellHouseNY Thu 9/8 Tickets: https://t.co/GjRlyQwX7g https://t.co/AZF3JJ9KSH
  • 09.03.16 RT @leedzedu: The @ogeverlast show is right around the corner! He's live at The Worcester Palladium on 9/9 https://t.co/kzTTCDaZm0 https://…
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