June 17, 2007
June 29, 2007
Hip Hop, R&B, Rap
Ruthless Records, Full Surface Records, Interscope Records
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Bone thugs-n-harmony first hit the scene in the early 90's. They were broke and hungry to make it in the rap game. They first headed to Los Angeles, California on minimal savings and auditioned for rap star/label head the late great Eazy-E over the telephone, but they never replied back to them. Soon after that Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Bizzy Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone got their first real chance to show their talent when Eazy-E was doing a show in their hometown Cleveland, Ohio. They hustled up some money and went back to Cleveland and auditioned live backstage for Eazy and he signed them to Ruthless Records on the spot. Within a few weeks they were in the studio recording their debut EP, "Creepin' On Ah Come Up". The hip-hop heads were stunned with their fresh new style of raping and the album went to sell over two million copies. Bone thugs-n-harmony followed that album with the release of the five times platinum LP, "E. 1999 Eternal" which debuted at #1 on top of the pop charts. The group made history with their hit single, "Tha Crossroads" which helped them win a Grammy and they tied the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" as the fastest rising pop single ever. That album put Bone thugs-n-harmony on the map and it would not stop from there. The group returned in 1997 with their next album "The Art Of War", which for a double disc album had some great hits, but if it were a single disc album would have been rated better by the critics. In the late 90's, the group concentrated on developing artists signed to their own Mo Thug Records label. Bizzy, Krayzie, Layzie and Flesh also released commercially and critically successful solo albums. Then in 2000 the group reunited to record BTNHResurrection which would stop the rumors that they have broken up. "BTNHResurrection" probably one of Bone's best albums after "E. 1999 Eternal" debuted at number 2 in March 2000, but could have sold more if it were promoted better. After the release of that album they went on resuming their solo careers. In 2002 the group got back once again with everyone back in the group though Flesh-n-Bone in jail for threatening a friend with an AK-47. They went to release Thug World Order, which was a good solid album, but not as good as the die-hard Bone fans would expect from them. They are one of the most underrated rap groups ever but they are still the best to millions of people all over the world. Even through all the hard times with the group and family problems Bone thugs-n-harmony still managed to become very successful. They are the only rap group that has worked with rap legends like Eazy-E, Tupac Shakur, and Notorius B.I.G. They came in the game with their original style and they will go down as one of the best in the hip-hop history books, but this is not the end for the Bone legacy. This is only the beginning for Bone thugs-n-harmony there is more to come in the future. In 2003, After former band member Bizzy Bone left the group, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony left Ruthless Records and began a search for a new home. In May 2006, Bone signed a deal with Interscope through Swizz Beatz's Full Surface Records. The new album is called Strength And Loyalty and was released on May 8, 2007. Bone is doing alot of good things in 2007, they are featured on DJ Khaled's "We The Best" album, with "The Originators" produced by Cool & Dre. And they are featured on Chamillionaire's "Ultimate Victory", with the song "Real OG's" produced by Swizz Beatz. They are also featured on Lil Eazy's debut album "Prince of Compton" with "This Ain't A Game" produced by Jonathan Rotem.