In 1991, House of Pain exploded upon the hip hop scene with their breakthrough hit "Jump Around," unleashing their particular brand of strength, guts, and talent. The result was platinum certification, echoed on their debut self titled album House of Pain nationally as well as internationally. Follow up singles, "Boom Sha Lock Lock Boom" and "Who's The Man" continued their tradition of Irish poetics and American hooliganism. They followed their success with the release of their 1994 gold album Same As It Ever Was, proving that House of Pain was not running on the steam of one pop single, but on the hard won backbone of loyal audience. Their formula was unique: Everlast (Erik Schrody) just let the lyrics come straight out of his angst and muscles, Danny Boy (Danny O'Connor) was continually turning the band on to interesting and dangerous novelties for inspiration, while DJ Lethal (Leor Dimant) provided beats worthy of his namesake.
Leor "DJ Lethal" Dimant, the DJ for House of Pain from 1992 to 1996. His true talent never came out until "(Truth Crushed To Earth Shall) Rise Again". The reason being DJ Muggs was featured on the first two albums. After the second release ("Same As It Ever Was"), House of Pain and Cypress Hill had a falling out so that meant the third (and final) album would be all House of Pain. The beats that DJ Lethal brought to the table were nothing short of amazing. The CD may have sold only about 250,000 copies but DJ Lethal's greatest work can be heard on this.
After touring with the House of Pain, Limp Bizkit kept in touch with DJ Lethal, and in 1996 when House of Paid disbanded, he joined the band as their DJ, and was the perfect choice with a background in rap rock with HOP hits such as Shamrocks and Shenanigans, and Legend.
Lethal Executive Produced Sugar Ray's first album "Lemonade and Brownies" and most of the scratches. He also remixed a song on Rob Zombie's album "American Made Music to Strip By".