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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States (1991 – present)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is a U.S. rap group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, United States in 1991. It consists of rappers Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Layzie Bone, and Bizzy Bone.

Perhaps the group’s most important contribution to rap is their speedy, harmonizing flow. While fast rapping has always had a niche in the culture, Bone certainly brought the style to the forefront. In addition, the group’s ability to harmonize whilst flowing at top speeds is truly remarkable. Not before nor since has a rapper or rap group sung an a cappella tune without loss of street cred.

Their albums have varied in subject material, with 1994’s Creepin on Ah Come Up being heavily influenced by the G-Funk gangsta rap era. E. 1999 Eternal, the group’s most successful album, focused primarily on violent criminal activity, but also showed Bone exploring themes of spirituality, and the introduction of the group’s trademark “weed songs”— songs devoted entirely to smoking weed. The group’s 1997 album, the Art of War, saw Bone further explore a wide variety of subjects and styles, with even more focus on God and family and an overall more ambient, mellow sound. The group still found time for violent lyrics, though, with a large portion of the album dedicated to what they labeled “clones” who claimed Bone had stolen their quick-tongued rapping style and vice-versa. 2002’s Thug World Order album saw a drastic change in subject matter and tone for the group. The lyrics were almost completely void of any violence.

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  • diamond_tough

    E. 1999 was the first rap album I owned, back in the day trippin' when I listen to it.

    6 Jan 7:44pm Reply
  • eatmangos

    killa

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Alexander_APS

    almost 10kk , Bones is a very underrated band

    19 Jun 2014 Reply
  • DanielxRobbins

    First ever gangster barbershop quintet.

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • d3vil0ck

    also their collab with ASAP Ferg on the song Lord is mind blowing. back to that E1999 style, real dar kand fast raps... anyone reading this needs to check it out

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • d3vil0ck

    20th anniversary cypher is amazing. all 5 members, 12 minutes long - no chorus, just nonstop flow. google it.. krayzie and bizzy kill it harder than anyone still in the game

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lucian_atcq

    mo murda mo murda

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cWalkerTHPS

    wait they are back together and touring? now thats my shit

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • weastcoast

    Wake up wake up

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Creepcleaner

    KRAYZIE SH>II

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TrazorBones

    E. Eternal 1999 first rap album I ever bought. Never regretted it. Very nice..

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • oriyehuda

    @g_english Thanks man, Do Or Die are preety good.

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • perffectONpaper

    it's the thuggish ruggish bone... bizzy's in the house, it's the thuggish ruggish bone, an tasha...

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • oriyehuda

    Anyone got any similar groups/rappers?

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • TheBigPoppa

    I've just recently started to listen to bone thugs.This is the real killa shit fuck do or die

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • iboudebo6te

    Their best song is 1st of the month. Nuff said

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Serikabd

    almost 10000000 scrobbs=))

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SkipedABeat

    @BreakfastPills You've never heard of Bone Thugs are you even white, boi?!

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    been listening to Bone since I was in 5th grade, so about 15 years now. land of tha heartless motherfuckers.

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    I've never heard anyone else talk about this group. They're awesome.

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
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