Erik Francis Schrody (born August 18, 1969), known by his stage name Everlast, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, known for his solo hit “What It’s Like” and as the front-man for rap 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 won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with Latin Rock musician Carlos Santana for “Put Your Lights On.”
Everlast is of German and Irish descent and a convert to Islam from Catholicism; having pronounced his shahadah (formal requirement to become a Muslim) in 1996. He married former model and April 2005 Penthouse Pet (under the pseudonym “Cassia Riley”) Lisa Schrody in May 2009. They have two daughters. Their firstborn was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2009 shortly after birth.
In 2013, Everlast sued an inflatables company for using the phrase “If You Want To Get Down Jump Around” in their advertising, arguing it belonged to House of Pain.