SummaryGrammy-winner Everlast has announced an August 27th release date for his new album, "The Life Acoustic", via his own label Martyr Inc. Records, in partnership with INgrooves. Everlast's latest project, "The Life Acoustic", is a sort of retrospective on the singer/songwriter's career, with a mixture of classic Everlast and House of Pain material all stripped down to their acoustic essence.
"I wanted to dig up some of the songs that I felt were gems, yet they didn't get enough of a look the first time; and maybe in this light, they'll shine," says Everlast. "I picked my favorite songs, and recorded them straight-up acoustic, maybe a little keyboard and that's it. There's part of me that thinks maybe this is what I'm supposed to be doing... I've done a couple of European tours acoustically now, and this just feels like the right time to put out an acoustic album."
The Valley Stream born rapper emerged as a member of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate for his 1990 solo album, "Forever Everlasting", then formed the pioneering rap group House of Pain with friends DJ Lethal and Danny Boy. Signed to legendary dance and hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records, the group went multi-platinum with their self-titled 1992 debut which produced the legendary rap classic "Jump Around."
Everlast is a genre-bending veteran that has sold millions of records as both a solo artist and a member of two groups (House of Pain and La Coka Nostra.) He's won a Grammy and been nominated for two more. He also received an Emmy nomination for his work on the theme song for TNT's "Saving Grace". He's successfully reinvented himself as an artist, started his own label, amassed an impressive art collection, and continues to evolve as a prominent singer / songwriter.