Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is a UNITED STATE rap group developed in Cleveland, Ohio, United States in 1991. It includes rap artists Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Layzie Bone, as well as Bizzy Bone.
Formed in the very early 1990s, the group was originally called “The Band-Aid Boys”. The group formed the band B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e which consisted of five participants: Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and later on Flesh-n-Bone and recorded an album entitled Faces of Death in the studio of their then mentor, Kermit Henderson (Krayzie Bone’s younger brother) on his indie label Stoney Burke in 1993. Like so many aspiring rappers around the country, they put in calls to execs at record companies, hoping to find someone who would listen. In hopes of securing a record deal the group was given an audition over the phone receiving an unfulfilled promise from rapper Eazy-E to call them back. Determined to reach him, they scrounged together the money for one-way bus tickets to Los Angeles. They left for a three-day Greyhound trek and spent 4 months on the city streets, putting in frequent calls to find him. Nothing came of their search other than the information that Eazy-E was, as a matter of fact, on his way to Cleveland for a show. Diego Blak (born Diego Hodge), an online marketer and marketer as well as co-executive manufacturer of Faces Of Fatality introduced them to Eazy-E at a show he promoted in Cleveland, Ohio where they auditioned for him in his dressing area then took a trip back to Los Angeles, The golden state after the program to close the offer. On November 2, 1993, the group auditioned backstage for Eazy-E. Krayzie executed his verse of “Flow Activity” from the Faces of Fatality cd and also Eazy was impressed. At this factor Eazy named them Thugs-n-Harmony, but they wanted to keep the bone name so they renamed themselves Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Eazy signed the group (minus Flesh-n-Bone) to his label Ruthless Records.
Perhaps the group’s essential contribution to rap is their fast, balancing flow. While fast rapping has always had a specific niche in the culture, Bone certainly brought the style to the forefront. In addition, the group’s ability to harmonize whilst flowing at full throttle is truly remarkable. Not just before neither because has a rap artist or rap group sung a cappella tune without loss of street cred.
Their albums have varied in subject product, with 1994’s Creepin on Ah Show up being greatly affected by the G-Funk gangsta rap era. E. 1999 Eternal, the group’s most successful cd, focused mostly on terrible criminal activity, but also showed Bone checking out themes of spirituality, and the intro of the group’s trademark “weed tunes”– songs devoted entirely to smoking weed. The group’s 1997 cd, the Art of Battle, saw Bone further explore a variety of subjects and styles, with a lot more emphasis on God and family and also a general more ambient, mellow sound. The group still found time for intense lyrics, though, with a big part of the cd dedicated to just what they labeled “clones” which asserted Bone had stolen their quick-tongued rapping design as well as vice-versa. 2002’s Ruffian World Order cd saw a major modification in topic and tone for the group. The verses were almost totally devoid of any type of physical violence.