Leor Dimant better known as DJ Lethal, is a Latvian American turntablist and producer and is best known as a member of the groups House of Pain and Limp Bizkit. As of November 2014, Lethal is touring Europe with La Coka Nostra with other former House of Pain member Danny Boy O'Connor, Non Phixion member Ill Bill and Boston rapper/actor Slaine. Leor Dimant was born to a Latvian-Jewish family in Riga, his first contact with music was through his father Grisha Dimant, along with his friends, played guitar in a rock band. In 1976 when Dimant was four, he and his family emigrated to Italy, where they remained for a year until they obtained a visa, his parents chose to move to the New York area. There, his father performed in various Russian clubs and restaurants in Brighton Beach. Dimant and his parents lived in Jersey City for some time, they moved to Los Angeles in 1987. His first introduction to hip-hop was in Jersey City, when his school held a talent show with several students performing a rap song, Dimant was amazed.
Once he moved to Los Angeles, he became interested in hip hop culture, including break dancing and graffiti. Before learning to DJ, he started off as a beatboxer, he practiced DJing using his friend's turntables and mixer. In the late 80s, Dimant became friends with a rapper; when Everlast was about to go on a European tour with Ice-T and Rhyme Syndicate, he mentioned that he would like to hear Dimant beatbox, they met. Everlast was impressed by his beatboxing skills, he invited Dimant to be his DJ on the upcoming tour. Dimant, only 16 at the time, decided to do so and dropped out of school. After the tour, in 1990, Everlast's first solo album, including a track featuring scratching by Dimant, was released to both critical and commercial failure. Following that and Dimant, now known as DJ Lethal, decided to start a group, with the addition of Everlast's high school friend Danny Boy, House of Pain was formed; the group's 1992 self-titled debut album went multi-platinum and is best known for the DJ Muggs produced hit single "Jump Around" and the DJ Lethal produced "Shamrocks and Shenanigans".
A second album was released in 1994. In 1996, on the eve of the release of the group's third album, produced by Everlast and DJ Lethal, things began to go sour. DJ Lethal claims it started to become a hassle, was not fun anymore; the day before the album came out, the group broke up. On House of Pain's final tour, Limp Bizkit, an up-and-coming band from Jacksonville, Florida was hired as a supporting act. DJ Lethal and the band became friends, Limp Bizkit hired him to do some work on their recordings asking him if he wanted to join them. DJ Lethal accepted the offer, the band became one of the most popular nu metal groups during the late 90s and early 2000s, selling over 40 million records worldwide. DJ Lethal wanted his contributions to the band recordings to be more original than typical DJs in bands at the time. "There are a couple of other rock bands that have DJs and they’re just like,'Hey, what’s going on? Let me spin around a couple of times and show off that I can spin two records.' So I knew I didn’t want to be just another DJ in a rock band.
I wanted to be another instrument—a part of the band, like another guitar player."On March 17, 2018, five years after his departure from the band, DJ Lethal reunited with Limp Bizkit on stage during a concert in New Zealand. He announced through Twitter that he had rejoined Limp Bizkit. Besides the work with his groups, DJ Lethal is producing records in his Hollywood based studio, working for artists such as Scott Harris, is preparing his long-delayed solo album, set to feature will.i.am, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Chester Bennington, Cypress Hill, Tha Alkaholiks, Adil Omar, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Pharoahe Monch, Chino XL, Diamond D, Dilated Peoples, Yung Berg, Method Man, Talib Kweli, Bun B and more, along with his La Coka Nostra bandmates. In a 2009 interview with the Latvian newspaper Diena, Dimant professed to still feeling "Latvian" despite his many years in the USA; this connection stems from the fact that he was born there, has a grandmother, other relatives, many friends of the family there.
He mentions Laima Vaikule as an important family friend who encouraged him to maintain contacts with the country of his birth. During his early years growing up in Riga, Dimant spoke Russian at home and at school, he says his parents could speak Latvian, but did not want their son to learn it, so that they could have private conversations without him being able to understand. Dimant can still recall several phrases in Latvian, such as "Nevajag viņam!". For House of Pain records, see the group's main article. For Limp Bizkit records, see the group's main article. Everlast – Forever Everlasting Funkdoobiest – Which Doobie U B? Sugar Ray – Lemonade and Brownies Funkdoobiest – Brothas Doobie Sepultura – Roots Tura Satana – All Is Not Well Soulfly – Soulfly Videodrone – Videodrone Powerman 5000 – Tonight the Stars Revolt! Biohazard – Mata Leão Coal Chamber – Chamber Music Dope – Felons & Revolutionaries Rob Zombie – American Made Music to Strip By Run-DMC – Crown Royal Kurupt – Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey Rob Zombie – The Sinister Urge Dope – Life Shihad – Pacifier Slaine – The White Man Is the Devil Vol 1 Street Drum Corps – Street Drum
Powerman 5000 is an American rock band formed in 1991. The group has released nine albums, gaining its highest level of commercial success with 1999's Tonight the Stars Revolt!, which reached number 29 on the Billboard 200 while spawning the singles "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real". Frontman Spider One is the younger brother of fellow metal musician Rob Zombie. In 1990, Spider One dropped out of art school, bought a cheap 4-track home studio and drum machine and recorded twelve-inch single Much Evil with producer Lamar Lowder. Building on local success, including winning the Boston Phoenix/WFNX 1990 Readers' Poll "Best Rap Act" category and getting nominated for a Boston Music Award, Powerman 5000 was born in 1991. Drummer Al Pahanish Jr. bassist Dorian Heartsong and guitarist Adam 12 joined the band, percussionist Jordan Cohen joined solidifying the early lineup. In 1993, the band released an independent EP titled A Private Little War, limited to 500 copies and only sold at shows. In 1994 and 1995, Powerman released two more independent records, True Force and The Blood-Splat Rating System.
Both albums were local successes. In 1996, they performed on the second stage of Ozzfest and appeared in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 where David and Donna filmed a music video for their song "Strike the Match". In 1996, the band signed to DreamWorks Records and released a remastered edition of The Blood-Splat Rating System titled Mega!! Kung Fu Radio; the band toured, performing on the second stage at Ozzfest 1997 and making an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien where they performed their song "Neckbone". They released singles such as "Tokyo Vigilante #1" in 1997 and "Organizized" in 1998. In late 1998, guitarist M. 33 joined the band. Creating a strange fusion of science fiction and "Action Rock", they released Tonight the Stars Revolt!, produced by Sylvia Massy, which contained the hit singles "When Worlds Collide", "Nobody's Real", "Supernova Goes Pop". The album sold over a million copies, achieved platinum status and won an nomination from the Boston Music Awards for "Album Of The Year", becoming the group's most successful release.
The band was nominated by the Boston Music Awards for "Best Rock Band" and the "Rising Star Award". The band would go on to tour worldwide, performing in shows and festivals such as Farmclub.com and Endfest and become a support act for Metallica's Summer Sanitarium Tour along with Korn, Kid Rock and System of a Down. A follow-up album to Tonight the Stars Revolt! was recorded in 2001 titled Anyone for Doomsday?, a single, "Bombshell", had been released to radio stations. But the album was canceled just before its scheduled release. Anyone for Doomsday? was released under Spider's own new label, Megatronic Records, but went out of print due to legal issues. Arguments exist as to whether the record was canceled due to the events of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the negative title, but the album was finished and scheduled to be released in August 2001, one full month before the attacks. Spider has said in interviews that the album was dropped because it sounded too much like the previous album and that he wanted to release something fresh and different instead of repeating himself.
Conflicts thereafter caused longtime members Dorian AL3 to leave the band. Ad7 and Siggy Sjursen were brought in to replace them; the band gained significant mainstream exposure with its original remake of the 1980s club hit "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Rapper DannyBoy guested, the track was featured prominently during the end credits roll for the 2001 comedy film Zoolander, helping to widen the band's appeal. In 2003, the band released Transform, a more punk-fueled album dropping the costumes, featured throughout the band's Tonight The Stars Revolt! era. Containing the hit singles "Free" and "Action", Transform relied less on industrial metal effects. After the album's release, the band began touring in the U. S. performing in shows such as X-Fest and making live appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they performed their song "Action", The Late Late Show where they performed their song "Free" respectively. However, DreamWorks Records was bought out by Interscope Records, had stopped promoting the band in the middle of the tour and would not explain the surroundings of what was going on, Powerman 5000 was not asked to make the move to Interscope.
Undeterred, Spider continued with Megatronic Records. In 2004, new music was released, under Spider's new label, in the form of a rarities album titled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Vol. 1. A new tour was started, but M.33 had been kicked out of the band and Adam 12 left the band on good terms to focus on other interests including sound producing and forming Argon 40. Former Alien Ant Farm guitarist Terry Corso and former Halfcocked, guitarist Johnny Rock Heatley were brought in to round out the live show. In August 2005, Powerman 5000 performed at the sixth annual Gathering of the Juggalos on the main stage; the band signed to DRT Entertainment, who released the album entitled Destroy What You Enjoy on August 1, 2006. The song "Wild World" was the first and only single on the album, with the band filming a music video for the song; the band would go on to tour through the U. S. including a live appearance on G4tv’s Attack of the Show!, where they performed the song "Return to the City of the Dead" from Destroy What You Enjoy.
In 2007, Evan Rodaniche and guitarist of Los Angeles band Cage9, joined the band through his acquaintance with Adrian Ost. He toured as the band's sole guit
Songs of the Ungrateful Living
Songs of the Ungrateful Living is the sixth solo studio album by American recording artist Everlast. It was released on October 18, 2011, a follow-up to Love and the Ghost of Whitey Ford, through Martyr Inc Records in partnership with EMI; this was Everlast's second record released via his own label. The album peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard 200, its lead single, "I Get By", peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Alternative Songs. Notes "A Change Is Gonna Come" is a cover of Sam Cooke's song "A Change Is Gonna Come" from Ain't That Good News. Samples "Gone For Good" samples "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins. "I Get By" samples "Dirt In The Ground" by Tom Waits and "Top Billin'" by Audio Two. "My House" samples "Get Out of Woman" by Iron Butterfly. "The Rain" samples "Till Death Do Us Part" by Cypress Hill
Today is an EP released by Everlast in 1999 under the Tommy Boy record label. There are several versions of this CD, it includes the Grammy Award winning song "Put Your Lights On" with Carlos Santana. Today Remix Put Your Lights On What It's Like Jump Around Only Love Can Break Your Heart Some Nights Hot to Death Blues for X'Mas Today Remix Put Your Lights On What It's Like Jump Around Only Love Can Break Your Heart Some Nights Hot to Death Blues for X'Mas Today Today Remix Put Your Lights On feat. Carlos Santana What It's Like Jump Around Blues For X'Mas
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have focused on CD and MP3 formats; the audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s. An album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places; the time frame for recording an album varies between a few hours to several years. This process requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, brought or "mixed" together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live" when done in a studio. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberation, so as to assist in mixing different takes. Recordings, including live, may contain sound effects, voice adjustments, etc..
With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at separate times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, lyrics or librettos; the term "album" was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format. In musical usage the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums; when long-playing records were introduced, a collection of pieces on a single record was called an album. An album, in ancient Rome, was a board chalked or painted white, on which decrees and other public notices were inscribed in black, it was from this that in medieval and modern times album came to denote a book of blank pages in which verses, sketches and the like are collected. Which in turn led to the modern meaning of an album as a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item.
In the early nineteenth century "album" was used in the titles of some classical music sets, such as Schumann's Album for the Young Opus 68, a set of 43 short pieces. When 78rpm records came out, the popular 10-inch disc could only hold about three minutes of sound per side, so all popular recordings were limited to around three minutes in length. Classical-music and spoken-word items were released on the longer 12-inch 78s, about 4–5 minutes per side. For example, in 1924, George Gershwin recorded a drastically shortened version of the seventeen-minute Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, it ran for 8m 59s. Deutsche Grammophon had produced an album for its complete recording of the opera Carmen in 1908. German record company Odeon released the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky in 1909 on 4 double-sided discs in a specially designed package; this practice of issuing albums does not seem to have been taken up by other record companies for many years. By about 1910, bound collections of empty sleeves with a paperboard or leather cover, similar to a photograph album, were sold as record albums that customers could use to store their records.
These albums came in both 12-inch sizes. The covers of these bound books were wider and taller than the records inside, allowing the record album to be placed on a shelf upright, like a book, suspending the fragile records above the shelf and protecting them. In the 1930s, record companies began issuing collections of 78 rpm records by one performer or of one type of music in specially assembled albums with artwork on the front cover and liner notes on the back or inside cover. Most albums included three or four records, with two sides each, making six or eight compositions per album; the 12-inch LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. A single LP record had the same or similar number of tunes as a typical album of 78s, it was adopted by the record industry as a standard format for the "album". Apart from minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, it has remained the standard format for vinyl albums.
The term "album" was extended to other recording media such as Compact audio cassette, compact disc, MiniDisc, digital albums, as they were introduced. As part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some observers feel that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. While an album may contain as many or as few tracks as required, in the United States, The Recording Academy's rules for Grammy Awards state that an album must comprise a minimum total playing time of 15 minutes with at least five distinct tracks or a minimum total playing time of 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement. In the United Kingdom, the criteria for the UK Albums Chart is that a recording counts as an "album" i
Eat at Whitey's
Eat at Whitey's is the third solo studio album by American recording artist Everlast. It was released on October 2000 via Tommy Boy Records; as with the rapper's previous blues-influenced work, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, the record's audio production was handled by Dante Ross and John Gamble and incorporates musical styles from hip hop and rock music. It featured guest appearances from various musicians, such as Carlos Santana, B-Real, Rahzel, N'Dea Davenport, Cee-Lo Green, Warren Haynes, Kurupt; the album was both a commercial and critical success and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America a month after its release. It peaked at number 20 on the U. S. Billboard 200 chart with sales of 50,000 copies; the lead single of the record, "Black Jesus", peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Alternative Songs and number 30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock. Eat at Whitey's received favorable reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 67, based on 16 reviews.
Stephen T. Erlewine of Allmusic stated, "Whenever Everlast lays back and spins stories and tall tales on his own, his blend of folk, blues and pop culture clicks". In New York's Vulture.com it said, "The rapper's nicotine-scarred voice does sound bluesy, his raps are serious without being arch like Beck's. The album's sound -- a marriage of classical string arrangements and sparse drum beats -- makes the guitar stomp of his rap-rock peers seem more one-dimensional than ever, but Everlast's blues are one-shaded -- nothing on Eat at Whitey's approaches the grim fatalism of the Geto Boys' "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me," Eminem's "Rock Bottom," or Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Murder Was the Case"." Notes "Children's Story" is a cover song of "Children's Story" by Slick Rick Vocalists Instrumentalists Technicals Additional
Lawrence Muggerud, better known by his stage name DJ Muggs, is an American DJ and producer. He produced tracks for Funkdoobiest, House of Pain, Dizzee Rascal, U2, Depeche Mode, Die Antwoord and more, he is a current member of hip hop group Cypress Hill, trip hop band Cross My Heart Hope To Die, the leader of Los Angeles art collective Soul Assassins. Muggs was born in Queens, New York City of Italian and Cuban descent, but was adopted into a Norwegian family, he moved to Los Angeles at age fourteen, got his start DJing for hip hop group The 7A3, who put out one album in 1988 before disbanding. He has one daughter, named Francisca. After linking up with B-Real and Sen Dog to form the group Cypress Hill, he went on to produce seven studio albums with the group from 1991 to 2004. Of the seven, four reached platinum status, three gold. Meanwhile, he scored hits on the side with Ice Cube's "Check Yo Self" and House of Pain's "Jump Around." During Cypress Hill's early years, DJ Muggs met The Alchemist and his Dilated Peoples brethren on tour, deciding to take the young producer under his wing, providing a jump-start for his career.
In 1997, Muggs released an album under the name Soul Assassins. The album, Soul Assassins I, earned critical praise. Produced by Muggs, it featured Dr. Dre, B-Real, LA Tha Darkman, Mobb Deep, RZA, GZA, Goodie Mob, KRS-One and Wyclef Jean. In 2000 he returned to the Soul Assassins with Soul Assassins II, which reached only #178 on the charts but garnered positive reviews, he put out the record Dust, an atmosphere-heavy trip hop affair with Greg Dulli, Amy Trujillo and Everlast on vocals. After the 2004 album Til Death Do Us Part, which reached #23 on the Billboard 200, Cypress Hill went on a hiatus from recording, enabling its members to focus more on their side projects. In 2005, DJ Muggs teamed up with Wu-Tang Clan's GZA for the album Grandmasters, the first project released on his label Angeles Records. Patterned after a chess game, it received positive reviews. Instead, Muggs produced an album for Psycho Realm member Sick Jacken, Legend of the Mask and the Assassin two years in 2007. In 2008, Muggs announced that his album with California rapper Planet Asia would be the third Soul Assassins album, but the two released Pain Language that year as a simple collaboration.
Before the release of his solo album Smoke N Mirrors in 2009, B-Real reported that Cypress Hill has been working on an album for a year. In the mixing phase, Muggs has produced half of the album's material so far, going to DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Mike Shinoda for the rest. In 2009, Muggs entered the Gumball 3000 cross-country race, on June 23, 2009, Soul Assassins: Intermission was released, featuring RZA, Evidence, The Alchemist and Bun B; the first single for the album was "Gangsta Shit," by Bun M1 of Dead Prez. Despite its high-profile guest list, the release was met with lukewarm reception, Muggs clarified its status as a preview before the release of Soul Assassins III, the next full-fledged installment of his Soul Assassins series. Muggs plans next on recording his 5th V. S. album with group member B-Real. & in 2013 he confirmed a VS album with Meyhem Lauren as well. On the Soul Assassins official website, it was revealed that Muggs will contribute Production to the album from rapper Apathy, Honkey Kong, released August 23, 2011.
The Track is Titled "Fear Itself"In 2011, Muggs plans on releasing a new album called "Bass For Your Face" which he describes as a West Coast Dubstep album. Although he says the album will feature an extensive guest list, thus far the only guest named is London Grime MC P-Money. In October 2011, Muggs confirmed via his Twitter account that legendary Public Enemy frontman Chuck D would contribute to the album, the lead single would feature UK artist Dizzee Rascal & Los Angeles upstart MC Bambu. Muggs has returned to trip hop music genre and teamed up with ethereal songstress Brevi, fellow producer Andrew Kline and Sean Bonner, who served as a curator and creative technologist of the project. CMHHTD released their debut four-track self-titled extended play on April 2, 2013, it was promoted by three music videos "Wild Side", "Miracles" and "Roller Coasting". On July 29, 2014, the quartet dropped their second extended play, Vita E Morte, it was supported by two music videos "Two Shots" and "Tears Of God".
Both EPs were released via Alpha Pup Records and were released as Cross My Heart Hope To Die eight-track album. For the main article see the Cypress Hill discography. 1997: Soul Assassins I 2000: Soul Assassins II 2009: Soul Assassins: Intermission 2018: Soul Assassins: Dia del Asesinato 2003: Dust 2013: Bass For Your Face 2005: Grandmasters with GZA 2007: Legend of the Mask and the Assassin with Sick Jacken featuring Cynic 2008: Pain Language with Planet Asia 2010: Kill Devil Hills with Ill Bill 2017: Gems from the Equinox with Meyhem Lauren 2018: Frozen Angels with Meyhem Lauren 2018: Kaos with Roc Marciano 2019: Hell's Roof with Eto 2019: Tuez-Les Tous with Mach-Hommy 1999: Juxtapose with Tricky & Dame Grease 2004: The Last Assassin with Chace Infinite 2005: Mash Up Radio Vol. 1 with DJ Warrior 2005: Mash Up Radio Vol. 2 with DJ Warrior 2011: Los Angeles, Philippines with Bambu 2013: Cross My Heart Hope To Die EP 2014: Vita E Morte 2014: Cross My Heart Hope To Die Official website Interview With HipHopDX