->''I'm the cream of the crop, I rise to the top, I never eat a pig cause a pig is a cop''
[[caption-width-right:300:Ya see, I'm Irish, but I'm not a {{Leprechaun}}/[[FightingIrish You wanna fight, then step up and we'll get it on]]/You gotta right to the grill, I'm white and I'm ill/A descendant of Dublin with titanic skills]]

Related Acts:
+Music/LimpBizkit (DJ Lethal)
+La Coka Nostra (all members originally, now just Danny Boy)

Consisting of two Irish-American M.C.'s, Everlast and Danny Boy, and a Latvian-born DJ, Lethal, House of Pain is [[SignatureSong best known]] for their 1992 hit, "Jump Around", which has given them a OneHitWonder in the United States[[note]]unless you're in an area with a large Irish-American population[[/note]], although they've had other hits overseas.

Everlast started off his career solo as the TokenWhite member of Music/IceT's Rhyme Syndicate, releasing a solo album, ''Forever Everlasting'' in 1990. House of Pain formed in 1991, and released a SelfTitledAlbum which earned a lot of respectable press and sales, and a megahit single, "Jump Around", partly due to their association with Music/CypressHill, whose DJ, Muggs, provided some of the album's production. They also participated in a RapRock fusion with the metal band Music/{{Helmet}} for the ''Judgement Night'' soundtrack in 1993. A second LP, ''Same as It Ever Was'', was even better received by critics, but not in sales.

Concurrent with the bombing of their third album, ''Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again'', the band split up and Everlast pursued a solo career, utilizing a [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent different sound]] reflecting a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mix]] of some of his favorite genres, including rock, blues and country. DJ Lethal also joined the NuMetal band Music/LimpBizkit, and for a while, it seemed that House of Pain was dead, until all HOP members formed the new group La Coka Nostra, with Ill Bill and Slaine, in 2006. House of Pain officially reformed in 2010, and will release a new album.

"Jump Around" is a popular favorite, often played at sporting events in the United States, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYfHECLdj2o covered by]] Music/LimpBizkit in concerts, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV4uAbhnY0k translated into Gaeilge by Irish comedian Des Bishop]]. "Top O' The Morning to Ya" is another favorite from the group, featured in the movies ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''Film/{{Heat}}''.

* Everlast
* Danny Boy
* [[Music/LimpBizkit DJ Lethal]]

* ''House of Pain'' (1992)
* ''Same as It Ever Was'' (1994)
* ''Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again'' (1996)

!! House of Pain demonstrates the following tropes:

* [[BawdySong Bawdy Discography]]
* BoastfulRap
* DrunkenSong: A lot of 'em.
* FightingIrish: Primarily Everlast.
* RapRock: "Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom / Butch Vig Mix)"
* RapMetal: "Just Another Victim", with the band Music/{{Helmet}}.
* ShoutOut: "To the kids on the [[Music/CypressHill Hill]], plus my mom and my pops."
** "Home boy ya get clowned like [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Krusty]]."
** One of their more obscure music references is "Like Music/GGAllin, I'm crazy ill".
** Their name is a reference to ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau'' - They'd make a further reference by sampling relevant quotes (taken from the 1977 movie) in the tracks "Commercial 1" and "Commercial 2": "He who breaks the law goes back to the house of pain". They would later call a tour "He Who Breaks The Law".
* SpiritualSuccessor: La Coka Nostra, at least until they properly reunited.
* TheStoner: Entire group, although beer is more prominently referenced.
* TakeThat: "Calvin Klein's no friend of mine/So I don't like [[Creator/MarkWahlberg Marky]]". Doubles as a Music/RunDMC ShoutOut, since their song "Rock Box" also includes the line "Calvin Klein's no friend of mine".
* TokenWhite: House of Pain were among the first really successful pre-Music/{{Eminem}} white rappers (including Music/BeastieBoys and Music/VanillaIce) and are still among the most famous.