Danny Boy (rapper)

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This article is about the rapper Danny Boy. For the R&B/Soul singer by the same name, see Danny Boy (singer).
Danny Boy
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Danny Boy at the Eurockéennes 2011
Background information
Birth name Daniel O’Connor
Born (1968-12-02) December 2, 1968 (age 47)
Brooklyn, New York
Genres Hip-hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1984–present
Associated acts House of Pain
La Coka Nostra
Powerman 5000
Website facebook.com/DeltaBravoUrbexTeam

Daniel O’Connor, (born December 2, 1968), best known as Danny Boy O’Connor, 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, one of the first all white hip-hop groups. While attending William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California (1984–1986), he met Erik Schrody and asked him to join his now legendary 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, street wear, 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 group La Coka Nostra and The Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team.

House of Pain[edit]

Main article: House of Pain

A.T.F., XSM, and other projects[edit]

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 classic and cover, "Relax", on the Zoolander soundtrack.

La Coka Nostra[edit]

In 2006, Danny Boy formed La Coka Nostra with Irish-American Rapper and film star Slaine, teaming up with fellow House of Pain member Everlast, DJ Lethal and Ill Bill of Non Phixion. The group's debut album entitled "A Brand You Can Trust" was released on July 14, 2009, on Suburban Noize Records.[1]

Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team[edit]

Danny Boy is founding member of the Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team.[2] The Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team visits and documents[3] 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, Portland and Brooklyn, New York.

The Outsiders House[edit]

Danny Boy is a life-long 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 a museum for his personal collection of Outsiders memorabilia.[4]

Radio and podcast appearances[edit]

Danny Boy appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on March 9, 2016.


  1. ^ [1] Archived July 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Brattz, Mickey. "Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team". Moshaker.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Delta Bravo w/Danny Boy & Knocko Nolan | TradioV Los Angeles". Tradiov.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  4. ^ "The Outsiders House". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 

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