Danny Boy at the Eurockéennes 2011
|Birth name||Daniel O’Connor|
|Born||December 12, 1968|
Brooklyn, New York, US
Daniel O’Connor (born December 2, 1968), better known as Danny Boy, is an American rapper and a member of the hip hop group, House of Pain. Danny Boy moved to California in the 1980s where he masterminded House of Pain.
While attending William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California (1984–1986), Danny Boy met Erik Schrody and asked him to join his hip-hop group. While in House of Pain, Danny Boy acted as the hype man, second emcee on stage, and the graphic artist of the group. After House of Pain disbanded Danny Boy continued to work on other projects such as his group Xsupermodels, freelance logo designing, streetwear, and sneakers. He is also the executive producer of the documentary film, Just for Kicks (2005). Danny Boy is currently involved in the hip hop supergroup La Coka Nostra and The Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team.
Since House of Pain's split in 1996, Danny Boy has not been very active in the public. His musical project A.T.F. (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) broke up before their first release, and the short-lived group XSupermodels (XSM) only saw a promotional.
He is the featured rapper in Powerman 5000's remake of the Frankie Goes to Hollywood hit song "Relax", on the Zoolander soundtrack.
In 2006, Danny Boy formed La Coka Nostra with Irish-American rapper and film star Slaine, teaming up with Ill Bill of Non Phixion and fellow House Of Pain members Everlast and DJ Lethal. The supergroup's debut album entitled "A Brand You Can Trust" was released on July 14, 2009, on Suburban Noize Records.
Danny Boy is founding member of the Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team.The Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team visits and documents culturally relevant sites such as film, television, music, true crime, and other iconic landmark locations. Headquartered in Los Angeles, they also have chapters in Chicago, Boston, Tulsa, Portland and Brooklyn, New York.
Danny Boy is a lifelong fan of S. E. Hinton's book The Outsiders and its film adaptation. Danny Boy bought the original house where the movie was filmed in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is raising money to turn it into The Outsiders House Museum for his personal collection of Outsiders memorabilia.He received a key to the city of Tulsa for his work on the Outsider House and service to the community.
House of Pain was an American trio who released three albums in the 1990s before lead rapper Everlast left to pursue a solo career. The group's name is a reference to the H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, a reference carried further by the naming of their 2011 tour He Who Breaks the Law. The group is best known for its 1992 hit single "Jump Around", which reached No. 3 in their native United States, No. 6 in Ireland and No. 8 in the United Kingdom. The group broke up in 1996 but re-formed in 2010, after the trio had been members of supergroup La Coka Nostra for several years.
Leor Dimant better known as DJ Lethal, is a Latvian-American turntablist and producer and is best known as a member of the groups House of Pain and Limp Bizkit.
Erik Francis Schrody, known by his stage name Everlast, is an American musician, singer, rapper, actor, and songwriter, known for his solo work and as the frontman for hip hop group House of Pain. He was also part of the hip hop supergroup La Coka Nostra, which consists of members of House of Pain and other rappers. In 2000, he received a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with Latin rock band Santana for "Put Your Lights On".
Non Phixion is a New York-based hip-hop group. Though the group did not become a household name during their initial period of activity, the Village Voice said Non Phixion was "integral to the timeline of underground hip-hop." The group endured a series of missed opportunities on their way to their only LP release and broke up after their first decade. In the months leading up to the 20th anniversary of their formation the group reunited and as of 2020 was still active and touring.
Earl T. Stevens, better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is a founding member of the rap group the Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. He has released twenty-eight studio albums to date, appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and has also done guest appearances on a host of other rap albums. Initially an underground artist, his 1995 solo album In a Major Way opened him up to a wider audience. Beginning in 1998, he began collaborating with more mainstream rappers outside the Bay Area. He rose to even higher mainstream popularity in 2006 with his single "Tell Me When to Go" which was produced by Lil Jon.
William Braunstein, known by his stage name Ill Bill, is an American rapper and record producer from Brooklyn, New York. Having gained fame in the underground hip hop group Non Phixion, Ill Bill is known for his diverse lyrics and as the producer, founder and CEO of Uncle Howie Records. His brother Ron is rapper and producer Necro.
Army of the Pharaohs is an American underground hip hop collective originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed by Jedi Mind Tricks founder Vinnie Paz in 1998. The collective has strong links to other underground east coast groups such as Outerspace, Snowgoons, La Coka Nostra, Demigodz, 7L & Esoteric, and JuJu Mob. AOTP's affiliations and member roster has changed several times since its formation.
Kendrick Jeru Davis, known as Jeru the Damaja, is an American rapper and record producer best known for his 1994 debut album, The Sun Rises in the East, ranked as one of the 100 greatest hip-hop albums of all time by the editors of About.com. He has worked extensively with Guru and DJ Premier of Gang Starr, whom he has known since he was in high school.
Brazilian hip hop is a national music genre in Brazil. From its earliest days in the African-Brazilian communities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the genre has grown into a countrywide phenomena. Rappers, DJs, break dancers and graffiti artists are active across the complete spectrum of society blending Brazil's cultural heritage with American hip hop to form a contemporary musical fusion.
Jasiel Amon Tucker Robinson, better known by his stage name Yung Joc, is an American rapper. He is best known for his 2006 hit single "It's Goin' Down".
Lordz Of Brooklyn, also known as The Lordz is an American crossover hip hop/rock group composed of brothers and childhood friends of mostly Irish American and Italian American descent from the Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York. The original line up consisted of the McLeer brothers, ADM and MC Kaves, with Scotty Edge, Dino Bottz and Paulie Nugent. The Lordz of Brooklyn crew evolved from an earlier rap / graffiti crew called Verrazano Boyz. Graffiti features prominently in their music in songs like Tales From The Rails, Bomb The System, and Out Ta Bomb.
Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell is the fifth studio album by hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks. It was released September 19, 2006 through Babygrande Records. The first single, "Heavy Metal Kings", featuring Ill Bill of La Coka Nostra, was released in early August through iTunes and a limited edition vinyl pressing. Additional guest appearances on the album are provided by Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Sean Price, R.A. the Rugged Man, Block McCloud and Army of the Pharaohs members Chief Kamachi and Reef the Lost Cauze.
David Albaladejo is an underground rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of Puerto Rican descent. He is a member of underground hip hop supergroup; Army of the Pharaohs, having featured on all their studio albums. He is known for his frequent collaboration with AOTP members; OuterSpace. Outside of rap, Albaladejo works as a member of trade union which has inspired the names of many of his studio albums.
La Coka Nostra is a hip hop supergroup from the United States composed of DJ Lethal, Danny Boy, Everlast, Ill Bill and Slaine.
George Carroll, better known as Slaine, is an American rapper and actor.
A Brand You Can Trust is the debut album from hip hop group La Coka Nostra. It was released on July 14, 2009 on Suburban Noize Records and Uncle Howie Records. The album has become a cult classic amongst fans, selling over 500,000 units and becoming certified gold after only a month, a feat rarely seen in underground hip hop.
Sicknature is an independent rapper and hip-hop producer from the southern part of Copenhagen, Denmark. He began his career making music and recording with his childhood friend Jesta in the mid 1990s. Sicknature is also a producer in the hip-hop producer group Snowgoons.
"Classic Man" is a song by Nigerian-American rapper Jidenna, released on February 3, 2015 as his commercial debut single. The song, which features vocals from fellow American singer Roman GianArthur, was included on Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records collective EP, The Eephus, as the lead single. In December 2015, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance. The song was produced by Jidenna, alongside Nana Kwabena and Nate "Rocket" Wonder.
To Thine Own Self Be True is the third studio album by La Coka Nostra released on November 4, 2016, via Fat Beats Records.
The Outsiders House Museum is a museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It aims to preserve the primary film set for the Curtis Brothers' house in the 1983 coming-of-age movie The Outsiders for fans to enjoy in the future. The museum was bought by Danny Boy O'Connor, a founding member of the hip hop group House of Pain. A long-time fan of The Outsiders, O'Connor bought the house for $15,000 before ever setting foot inside. The inaugural ribbon-cutting and opening of the museum was set for August 9th, 2019.