Everlast Talks About Multi-Flavored Solo Album

Proving that his recent heart problems are behind him, ex-House Of Pain member Everlast is back in full-force with "Whitey Ford Sings The Blues," his second solo project.

Folks who have heard the album's first single, the bluesy "What It's Like," know that the album marks at least a bit of a departure for the man who once kicked out hip-hop gems like "Jump Around." However, as the artist occasionally known as Erik Schrody pointed out recently to the MTV Radio Network, the album features a number of different sounds.

"We're just trying to do something different, and I think we have," Everlast told the MTV Radio Network recently. "I can't describe the record, you know what I'm sayin'. From song to song, it's so...everybody, their comment is like, 'How would you describe the record?' And I'm just like, 'I don't know.' If Neil Young and Johnny Cash met Run DMC in a back alley and had a fight, this

might be the noise they made, you know what I mean. That's about as close as I can get." [28.8 RealAudio]

Everlast reeled in some help in putting together the sonic smorgasbord on "Whitey Ford...," including Prince Paul, Fishbone's Norwood Fisher, Brand Nubian's and Sadat X. The album is in stores now.