The sound is totally different than anything else I've ever done before, " says Everlast aka Erik Shrody, the Irish-American rapper and singer/songwriter about this new album, Love, War and the...Expand
The sound is totally different than anything else I've ever done before, " says Everlast aka Erik Shrody, the Irish-American rapper and singer/songwriter about this new album, Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford and that's saying something for the Grammy-winning artist who has broken ground and sold millions of albums for missing hip-hop and acoustic-based folk-rock. The new album, his first since 2004's Island/Def Jam release White Trash Beautiful, was co-produced by Everlast with his longtime partner Keefus Ciancia. Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford is the logical sequel to his 1998 breakthrough, the multi-platinum Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, an eclectic mix of rock, blues, country, pop and hip-hop, which cracked the Billboard Top 20 and sold more than 3 million copies on the strength of its crossover hit, "What It's Live."
Everlast is raring to hit the road and play for old fans and make new ones while promoting the new album. He has already undertaken some "mash-up performances with his producer Ciancia and longtime collaborator, Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs, which have audiences enthusiastic for more."I just want to go out and play to as many people as I can," he says. "That's what this album's for. I don't care if it sells a million records, but if I can get a million people to come out and see me live, that's even better."