House of Pain frontman EVERLAST (born Erik Schrody) began to make his mark in Hip Hop history books in the 1980's, where he became a front line Syndicate Soldier" in ICE T's RHYME SYNDICATE. His association with the "Original Gangster" led the young MC to a lucritive contract with Warner Bros Records, who released his debut album, FOREVER EVERLASTING, in 1990. After the release of his first solo effort, Everlast formed HOUSE OF PAIN with high school friends DANNYBOY (born Daniel O'Connor) and DJ LETHAL (born Leor DiMant) With the release of JUMP AROUND one of Hip Hop history's most infectious and easily indentifiable songs, House of Pain were instantly elevated from an unknown all white hip-hop group to worldwide superstars, when the thuggish anthem became a massive crossover hit in 1992. With their signature drunken, bar brawlin, beer swindlin sound in tow, the crew hit the road and quickly made a name for themselves, celebrating their Irish-American heritage by drinking prodigious amounts of alcohol, and raising hell on both record and stage. With the help of the immensely successful lead off single, their first album FINE MALT LYRICS (released on Tommy Boy Records) reached multi-platinum status, boasting polished co-production from DJ MUGGS of CYPRESS HILL, and featuring guest appearances by fellow SOUL ASSASSIN affiliates, B-REAL and SONDOOBIE (FUNKDOOBIEST). 1996's TRUTH CRUSHED TO THE EARTH SHALL RISE AGAIN, showcased a more evolved feel lyrically and thematically, this time with DJ LETHAL providing the majority of the production. Guest MC's and friends such as GURU of GANGSTARR, COCKNI O' DIRE, DIVINE STYLER and BRAND NUBIAN wordsmith SADAT X also appeared on the acclaimed album, which many House of Pain fans still consider to be years ahead of its time. Throughout the course of their career, the group often found themselves in trouble with the law as well as concert promoters, which eventually lead to EVERLAST'S arrest for possession of an unregistered firearm at Kennedy Airport. Sentenced to community service, EVERLAST resumed work with DANNYBOY and DJ LETHAL to begin work on their second album. Also produced by DJ MUGGS, 1994's SAME AS IT EVER WAS received critical acclaim for its powerful lyrics and dark head-nod worthy beats, eventually going gold after debuting at number 12 on the hip hop charts with minimal airplay. After his bid in the House of Pain, EVERLAST went on to record the multi-platinum WHITEY FORD SINGS THE BLUES as well as two other successful solo joints (EAT AT WHITEYS and WHITE TRASH BEAUTIFUL), while DANNYBOY enjoyed underground success with the futuristic hip hop stylings of the XSUPERMODELS as well as appearing on various tracks including a featured spot on a DANNY DIABLO compilation. He is also currently working on a new project called LA COKA NOSTRA with all 3 original members of HOUSE OF PAIN, NON PHIXION, SLAINE, BIG LEFT and LORDZ OF BROOKLYN among others. LETHAL of course, became the DJ for LIMP BIZKIT, selling millions of records and touring extensively..
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House Of Pain's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking House Of Pain for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book House Of Pain, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing House Of Pain. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the House Of Pain booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book House Of Pain for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final House Of Pain booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will House Of Pain charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book House Of Pain for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the House Of Pain agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book House Of Pain, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the House Of Pain booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for House Of Pain, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Age Group-18 To 30's, Age Group-30's-50's, Irish, Alternative, Rap-Hip Hop, Rap-Hip Hop-90's, Rap-Hip Hop-Pop, Male