October 20, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Eat at Whitey's

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Everlast
Producers
Tommy Boy
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap, Blues
We gave it a B

On his latest, Eat at Whitey’s, Everlast continues to leave behind his House of Pain past by piling on breakup song rhymes, strings, even an R&B ballad (”Love for Real”), like a bully eager to prove he has a heart. Toss in his nicely squalid folk rap and cameos by everyone from Santana (on the freeze-dried blues ”Babylon Feeling”) to Merry Clayton (of ”Gimme Shelter” fame), and you have an eclectic, intermittently rewarding album of first rate re-creations. But re-creations are all they are, down to Everlast’s voice, which is beginning to sound like Redd Foxx’s. B

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