Everlast (born Erik Schrody, August 18, 1969) became fascinated by hip-hop while he was in high school, eventually becoming part of Ice-Tâs Rhyme Syndicate. His association with Ice-T led to a contract with Warner Bros., who released his debut album, Forever Everlasting, in 1990. After the record bombed, Everlast formed House of Pain with his high school friend Danny Boy (born Daniel OâConnor) and DJ Lethal (born Leor DiMant), a Latvian immigrant. Released on Tommy Boy Records, the groupâs eponymous 1992 debut was co-produced by Muggs, who masterminded Cypress Hillâs groundbreaking debut. Muggs gave âJump Aroundâ its distinctive, incessant beat, which merged a deep bass groove with drum loops and Public Enemy-styled sirens. On the back of Kris Krossâ spring hit âJump,â âJump Aroundâ became a huge hit in the summer of 1992, peaking at number three on the pop charts. Both the singleâs video and the remainder of House of Pain celebrated the groupâs Irish heritage in a tongue-in-cheek fashion that quickly became shtick.