Eat at Whitey'sby Everlast
When we last heard from Everlast, the rap trendsetter-turned-post-punk bluesman was waxing introspective and defying expectations on the Grammy-winning Whitey Ford Sings the Blues. On this stellar follow-up, the unpredictable MC switches gears once again by revisiting his hip-hop roots -- most surprisingly on a brawny cover of Slick Rick's "Children's Story" -- and delving into old-school classic rock on the heavy-lidded "Babylon Feeling," which features spicy guitar licks by Carlos Santana. On Eat at Whitey's, the former House of Pain ringleader wastes no time setting the tone -- slamming into the harsh, yet elegant, opening track "Whitey," which melds a gangsta flow with avant-classical strings and segues into the gritty, Delta-flavored "Black Jesus." To his credit, Everlast assembles a startling array of guest talent, although he refuses to relinquish control, even when the collaborators are as forceful as longtime comrade B-Real on "Deadly Assassins." Taking full advantage of his raspy pipes, Everlast huskily rhymes through such darkly hued tales as "Graves to Dig" and "We're All Gonna Die," which carry far more weight than the cartoonish boasts made by most hip-hop tough guys. Brightening the mood a bit, Everlast calls on angelic singers Merry Clayton on "Black Coffee" and former Brand New Heavies vocalist N'Dea Davenport on "One and the Same." With Eat at Whitey's, Everlast offers a smorgasbord of rap and rock styles that's both appealing and thought-provoking.
- Release Date:
- Rhino / Ada
Performance CreditsEverlast Primary Artist,Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Warren Haynes Slide Guitar
John Bigham Band
Keith Ciancia Bass,Keyboards,Band
Merry Clayton Vocals
Jack Daley Bass
N'Dea Davenport Vocals
Kevin Dorsey Vocals
Jim Gilstrap Vocals
Dorian Holley Vocals
Phillip Ingram Vocals
Brendan Lynch Vocals
Miles Om Tackett Cello
Abdel Wahab Sitar
Victor Rice Bass
Chris Thomas Bass,Vocals
Carlos Santana Guitar
Rahzel Human Beatbox,Human Bassline
Cee Lo Green Vocals
Ben Boccardo Bass
Bob Khalil Vocals
Brendan Lynch Vocals
Farid Schater Bass
Chris Thomas Bass,Vocals
Technical CreditsEverlast Programming,Producer,Executive Producer
David Campbell String Arrangements
John Gamble Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Dante Ross Producer,Executive Producer,Instrumentation
Fredwreck Nassar Producer
Stimulated Dummies Programming,Producer
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I thought when I bought this that it wasn't edited for swearing, but when I got it, I discovered that it was. When I looked back through every other place that sells it, I found that it doesn't have an explicit lyrics warning from anywhere, so I'm trying to figure out what's going on. . .
I think Everlast sings from the heart, you can hear real depth and underlying blues in his voice and music. The new album combines a mixture of Timba-beats with a real edgy rock sound. I love it!
''Eat At Whitey's'', Everlast's follow-up album to ''Whitey Ford Sings The Blues'', is truely a phenomenal album. With such songs as ''Black Jesus'' and ''Babylon Feeling'' feat. Carlos Santana, will definitely not leave you running on empty. You will come away from Whitey's Cafe stuffed; 'cause it's finger-lickin' good!
Best musical investment I made sinse Supernatural. The CD is full of soulful blues, hip hop styled blues and R&B flavored soul.....you name it you got it. It's amazing! It displays all the artistic integrity and creative bravery that I had come to expect from Everlast after Whitey Ford Sings the Blues and his collaborative work with Santana. Great CD!
Everlast continues to show his skills with the mic and the guitar. The opening track gives you old school hip hop skillz. The track with Kurupt is smooth and bumpy. I like the One, two.. That is my favorite. Everlast just is singing and hip hoppin. If you like White Ford Sings the Blues, then this is a must. ''E'' keeps giving us a bunch of different flavors. ''DJ Mully Mull''
Good songs (i.e., music and lyrics), but be prepared for the fact that the album is a scant 46 or so minutes long. In this day and age, with the ability to put a full 70-74 minutes on a cd, it is hard to choke down the full price when other artisits are filling their cd's for the same money.
this cd is just plain awesome. so is all of his others too.this is a must buy. oh, to the guy who couldnt find the explicit cd. the advisory is a sticker on the wrap. just a lil hint.