Album: House of Pain
Label: XL Recordings
Producer: DJ Muggs

By the time his shamrock-flaunting crew became a mainstream phenomenon, Erik "Everlast" Shrody had been around the hip-hop block dating back to his appearance on Rhyme Syndicate's 1988 comp Comin' Through. Piling atop a "Blow Ya Head" sample (smartly depicted as a bagpipe in the song's video), Everlast's team-up with Danny Boy and DJ Lethal as House of Pain celebrated Irish-American heritage with a ready-to-rumble roughness as good as Guinness. "Word to your moms, I came to drop bombs, got more rhymes than the Bible got psalms." A grandstand-rattling classic to this day.