About Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop band from Cleveland, Ohio formed in 1991. It originally consisted of rappers Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Wish Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Ruthless Records in late 1993, when Bone Thugs debuted with EP Creepin on ah Come Up. The EP included the hit single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”.
In 1995, the group released its second album, E. 1999 Eternal, which included hits “1st of tha Month” and “Tha Crossroads.” A tribute to the recently deceased Eazy-E, “Tha Crossroads,” won a Grammy award in 1997. The Art of War, the group’s third album, was also released in 1997. Bone Thugs is also the only group that has worked with deceased artists 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E & Big Pun while they were still alive. The editors of About.com ranked them #12 on their list of the “25 Best Rap Groups of All Time”, and MTV called them “the most melodic hip-hop group of all time”.
In 2000 BTNHResurrection reached platinum in one month and Thug World Order (2002) received more moderate sales and promotion. After the album the group went on hiatus and released their sixth studio album Thug Stories independently before returning in 2007 with the major label release Strength & Loyalty, this time released by Swizz Beatz’s label Full Surface Records. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony officially returned with their new album Uni-5: The World’s Enemy, released in 2010 by their own record label, BTNH Worldwide, with distribution by Warner Bros.
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