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25 Hip-Hop Artists People Think Are One-Hit Wonders (But Totally Aren't)

4. House of Pain

Major Hit: "Jump Around" (1992)

Other Hit: "Shamrocks and Shenanigans" (1992)


House of Pain had infinitely more cred in hip-hop than most other white rappers (Everlast had been ushered into the game as part of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate). So when "Jump Around" went to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, it wasn't like some random guys infiltrating the culture a la Vanilla Ice. Nor were they one-hit wonders. Although the sheer enormity of "Jump Around" may have obscured the fact, House of Pain hits like "Shamrocks & Shenanigans" as well as the title track to the Who's The Man soundtrack kept them on the charts. Since then all the group members have gone on to become successful individually—Danny Boy as a streetwear aficionado, DJ Lethal as a member of Limp Bizkit, DJ Muggs as a producer, and Everlast as an alternative rock vocalist. One hit wonders? Nah.

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