Ten years and a few dozen pounds after ceasing to jump around with House of Pain, the original king of frat-boy hip-hop Everlast has recycled the acoustic riff he used in “What It’s Like” in a brand new song about the soldiers in Iraq. The lyrics for “Letters Home from the Garden of Stone” were reportedly taken from a soldier’s letter written to his family. Let the anti/pro-war arguing commence.

I don’t know whether to boo or applaud Everlast’s use of literally the exact same riff (during the acoustic interludes); I mean, it takes some fucking BALLS to take the hook from a massive hit you had ten years ago and unfurl it upon an unsuspecting and unknowing youth. It’s kind of brilliant, actually. But at the same time… fuck this douche-turd.


“Letters Home from the Garden of Stone”:
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For comparison, “What’s It’s Like”:
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