House of Pain ‘House of Pain’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 21st July 1992

Label: Tommy Boy

Producers: DJ Muggs, DJ Lethal, Ralph M the Mexican, Pete Rock

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“House of Pain, subtitled Fine Malt Lyrics, is the debut album of American hardcore hip hop group House of Pain, released in 1992 through Tommy Boy Records.

Press reviews:

- Rolling Stone: 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - “With a groovy swagger, this collection of hard-core hip-hop tracks offers many moments of technicolor snap and crackle, and also titled House of Pain.”
- Q Magazine: 3 Stars - Good - “...their music is of the dense, hard-hitting school of hip hop…the group have absorbed black rap’s musical lessons and create a satisfying platform for their above average deliveries…”
- The Source: 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - “...a very solid and at times exceptional album…imagine if Licensed To Ill wasn’t an upper middle class Jewish thing but rather a working class Irish thang…the atmosphere is like that of a cross between a frat party and a bar room brawl…”
- NME: 6 - Good - “...contains some creative and accomplished rap music…”

Additional info:

- The Pete Rock Remix of ’Jump Around’ appears on our 1992 Rap Megamix
- The album comes in at #24 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1992.
- The single ‘Jump Around’ comes in at #11 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1992.
- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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