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[7 SPORTS FINAL Edition]
Hartford Courant - Hartford, Conn.
Author: Johnson, Brett||||||Courant Staff Writer
Date: Aug 14, 1999
Start Page: A.4
Section: MAIN (A)
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He's not so "of the moment" as to reek of urban-wannabe affectation like Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. Instead, Everlast is one of the few white artists who succeeds in cross- referencing turntable scratching and raps with guitars and Neil Young-ish wailing.

As headliner Friday at the SNET Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, he respectfully gave nods to old soul and old-school rap covering Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man" and spitting a verse of Public Enemy's "Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos." And when he sang the fiercely electric grooves of his acclaimed 1998 album, "Whitey Ford Sings The Blues," the hall buzzed in a soulful rapture.

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