House Of Pain
Los Angeles-based rap group House of Pain scored a huge cross-over smash with the rambunctious 1992 single "Jump Around." Led by Ice-T protege Everlast, the all-white ensemble created a unique image that was part L.A. street-tough, part Irish hooligan. Though the group never matched the success of "Jump Around," they played an important part in breaking down the barrier between hardcore rap and loud-and-heavy rock (in fact, DJ Lethal would later join Limp Bizkit). Shortly after the group broke up in 1996, Everlast began an unlikely but successful solo career as a hip-hop tinged blues troubadour. All three original members reformed as Lo Coka Nostra in the early 2000s.