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Finding The GOAT Group: OutKast vs. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’ annual competition series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry (which has been determined), including the possibility for... Read more

Here Are The 16 Hip-Hop Groups Competing To Be Named The Best Of All-Time

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’ annual competition series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot was reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. The Fugees. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’ annual competition series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry (which has been determined), including the possibility for... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs. Three 6 Mafia. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

The Outlawz & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Are Still Riding Hard For Makaveli & Eazy (Video)

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and The Outlawz have a long collaborative history. Both groups, West Coast transplants, are mourning their figureheads: Eazy-E and Tupac Shakur, respectively. In the third installment of Thug Brothers, that's just the idea. Bizzy Says He & Krayzie Are The Ones Capable Of Creating New Waves For Bone... Read more

This ’96 Freestyle From Tribe, Busta, The Roots & More Packs Lines That Truly Punch (Audio)

The City of Brotherly Love has undoubtedly produced some of Hip-Hop's best MCs to ever grip the mic, and equally, some of the greatest DJs to touch the turntables. Legendary Philadelphia DJ Cash Money has an extensive resumé with memorable mixtapes to prove the latter. After making seminal 1980s 12"... Read more

A Video Traces The “Migos’ Flow” Back To Public Enemy, Bone Thugs & Biggie

Back in 2014, Snoop Dogg criticized what he said was the conformity of rappers in the contemporary scene. “Everybody’s trying to rap the same style, I don’t know who created it—if it was Future or Migos, but they all sound the same,” he said. Snoop then mocked the broken-up patter... Read more

Bone Thugs Pay Respect To Hip-Hop’s Fallen Heroes & All Those Gone Too Soon (Video)

The biggest hit of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's career was a soulful tribute. "Tha Crossroads" honored the dead within the Ohio collective, as well as their late mentor, Eazy-E. With an emotional music video, the spiritual song propelled the group for the next 20-plus-years. Bizzy Says He & Krayzie Are The Ones... Read more

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Deliberately Erased Eazy-E’s Verse From E. 1999 Eternal (Video)

Eazy-E was greatly involved in Bone Thugs-n-Harmony debut EP, Creepin' On Ah Come Up. He produced the intro, co-produced "Foe Tha Love Of $" with DJ Yella, and appeared on three songs. Thirteen months later, Bone followed up their half-hour debut with their first full-length, E. 1999 Eternal. Eazy, who... Read more

Bizzy Says He & Krayzie Are The Ones Capable Of Creating New Waves For Bone Thugs (Video)

One year ago, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony released "Coming Home." The reunion single came just days following the Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA title crown. In the 52 years between championships across major sports in Cleveland, one of its other symbols of success with Bone Thugs. Winning Grammy's, dominating the charts, changing the... Read more

Hodgie’s Street Lights Video Burns Bright. Bizzy Bone’s Son Shows The Flows In His DNA.

Lima is not one of Ohio's big cities, and thereby it is not traditionally associated with Hip-Hop music. However, with the continuous diaspora of the culture, the city approximately 80 miles away from Toldeo and Dayton, has an artist who aims to take his sound far and wide. Hodgie released... Read more

A New Study Says Rap Music Has The Fewest Drug References Of Any Genre

In recent years, much attention has been paid to the prevalence of lyrics glorifying the use of drugs in Rap music. In addition to decades of references to alcohol and cannabis, over the last few years, a number of artists have rapped about MDMA (aka Molly) and other substances, including... Read more

Bone Thugs Are In Bizzy & Krayzie’s Hands. They Announce New Joint Album.

It has been nearly seven years since Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released Uni5: The World's Enemy. That album marked a complete reunion of the full Ohio collective, including both Bizzy Bone and Flesh-N-Bone, whose status within the group had been compromised by contracts, incarceration, and alleged turmoil. The effort (following a stint... Read more

Eazy-E’s Daughter Intends To Prove Her Father Was Murdered, In A Documentary (Video)

It has been more than 21 years since Gangsta Rap pioneer Eric "Eazy-E" Wright passed away. In March of 1995, the public learned that the founder of N.W.A. and Ruthless Records had AIDS. Three weeks later, on March 26, Eazy was dead. Close associates have recalled that the Compton, California mogul... Read more

Snoop Dogg Brings DJ Quik, Warren G, Bone Thugs & Tha Pound On Tour

Snoop Dogg will be back on the road with close associates Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Quik, as well as the iconic Cleveland, Ohio clique Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. All three openers represent past Snoop collaborators, with Warren being a longtime 213 band-mate and Daz, Kurupt and Quik being former... Read more

A3C Honors 1996 With Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Redman, Too Short & Bun B

This year’s upcoming A3C Festival in Atlanta, Georgia will look back on the year 1996. The five-day event, beginning October 5 on over 75 stages in the city’s Old 4th Ward and surrounding areas, will feature headlining performances by some of the top acts from 20 years ago — all... Read more

June Was Full Of Great Hip-Hop. Here’s The Best Of The Month In 1 Playlist (Audio)

The month of June was the epitome of quality over quantity, when it came to Hip-Hop. There were fewer noteworthy releases than in any month of the year, so far, but those that penetrated were high-powered. Drake set the month on fire with one of his hardest rhymes in years,... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Release A Beautiful New Song About Coming Home (Audio)

It's been a big week for the city of Cleveland. On Sunday (June 19), their Cavaliers won the franchise's first NBA championship, ending a 52-year drought for the city, in all major sports. The fact that the victory was led by hometown hero LeBron James made it that much sweeter.... Read more

Here’s What Biggie Would Have Sounded Like On Kanye West Tracks (Audio)

Last week, a Kanye West beat tape surfaced from 1997. While Kanye would land placements on records by Foxy Brown and Jermaine Dupri a year later, he had yet to break through in '97. Still, the beats contained on the tape showed the promise of what was to come from... Read more

This Oral History of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Shows Why Their Music Is Eternal.

Last year, Cleveland, Ohio Hip-Hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony celebrated the 20th anniversary of their iconic album, E. 1999 Eternal. In recognition of the milestone, the five-member crew undertook a massive tour, an opportunity for fans both young and old to reconnect with music that influenced a generation. Bizzy Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Krayzie... Read more

Consequence Details A 1996 Brawl Between Ghostface Killah & Wish Bone (Video)

As Heads know, back in 1996, it was not all good between the East Coast and West Coast in Hip-Hop. Due in part to an ongoing feud between Bad Boy Entertainment and Death Row Records, and the media's part in escalating the drama, tensions were high. In September of that... Read more

Krayzie Bone’s Top 3 MCs Defy The Typical “Best Rapper” List (Video)

Krayzie Bone has been a professional Hip-Hop artist for nearly 25 years. The Cleveland, Ohio native and founding member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony recently did an interview with longtime group manager Steve Lobel for his new web series. Within, the multi-platinum MC broke down a few of his favorites, from songs... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Release Crossroads 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

On April 23, 1996, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released double-platinum single "Tha Crossroads." The Ruthless Records quartet of Krayzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Layzie Bone, and Wish Bone paid tribute to fallen comrades including mentor Eazy-E as the third single from E. 1999 Eternal. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the DJ... Read more

Krayzie Bone Has Powerful Memories About Ice Cube & Eazy-E’s 1995 Reunion After Years of Beef

It's well-known N.W.A. lore that Eazy-E and Ice Cube's relationship hit a sour note towards the end of Eazy's life, and Cube has often remarked on how he wishes the friendship had been more strongly rebuilt before Eazy passed away due to complications from H.I.V. Without his own testimony, it's... Read more

Glasses Malone Brings Together Killer Mike, Kendrick Lamar & Tupac on A Bone Thugs Track (Lyric Video)

In April, Glasses Malone released "Thuggin'," with Kendrick Lamar. Rather than a celebration of criminality or misguided behavior, the song explored the themes of Tupac's T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. philosophy, an acronym which stood for "The Hate U Gave Little Infants F**ks Everybody." Each MC took turns articulating the complexities of the... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Claim They Are Often Misunderstood In New Single (Video)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Heads know that the Cleveland, Ohio collective began as B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e. One of Rap music's greatest ears for talent, Eazy-E, suggested a name-change somewhere before 1994's Creepin' On Ah Come Up. Somehow, even in the 20 years since Eric Wright's death, "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony" seems to be the perfect... Read more

Kendrick Lamar and Glasses Malone Search for Harmony Over a Bone Thugs Inspired Track (Audio)

Although there have been a slew of freestyles over classic Hip-Hop tracks from the 90s lately, Glasses Malone's "Thuggin'" featuring Kendrick Lamar is something different. The two MCs come together on an interpolation of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's seminal "Foe Tha Love of $" and flip the script. Rather than a celebration... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform Crossroads on ESPN’s Sports Nation (Video)

The NBA Playoffs are upon us—and if you didn't know, Blake Griffin rattled the universe and the rim with three monstrous dunks Sunday night (April 19). The Los Angeles Clippers star Center made an example of several San Antonio Spurs in their 107-92 win, arguably none more than Aron Baynes.... Read more

Eternal E: Remembering Eazy-E’s Massive Contributions 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

Eazy-E, who was only 31 when he died 20 years ago today (March 26, 1995), was considered one (if not the) progenitor of West Coast Gangsta Rap. As a record label executive, he established a blueprint for future young, Black entrepreneurs. As a member of N.W.A., he helped lend a... Read more

Eazy-E & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 1994 Interview Surfaces…Glimpse The O.G.’s (Video)

In many ways, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was Eazy-E's final act of greatness. The Compton Gangsta Rap mogul looked to Ohio to find a quintet that sounded like nothing else in the space. Krazyie, Layzie, Wish, Bizzy, and Flesh-N-Bone combined G-Funk with Gospel with Midwest choppin' to provide a style that stood... Read more

Bizzy Bone Is The Next Star Battle Rap Contestant

Battling, in the traditional, structured setting, has become popular for established, highly-prominent artists. Earlier this year, Def Squad's Keith Murray was planned to battle ONYX's Fredro Starr. Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden took on Hollow Da Don this past summer, taking what many considered to be a major L. The next contestant... Read more

Krayzie Bone Goes Above The Clouds With Flying Lotus (Audio)

Joining Freddie Gibbs & Mike Dean's "Sellin' Dope," the "GTA V" soundtrack features another just-released catchy collaboration. Krayzie Bone and Flying Lotus may seem of different worlds. The Cleveland, Ohio native chopper tends to favor aggressive, pulsating production. The L.A. producer that's hard to pin into genre is usually about... Read more

Krayzie Bone Applies The Pressure With Precise Choppin’ (Video)

Last year, Krayzie Bone unleashed his QuickFix: Less Drama, More Music. The EP's opener was "Apply The Pressure," a metaphoric message to the streets, the fans, and the Heads on how to get things done. Clearly, the defacto leader of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony isn't done promoting the project, as he releases... Read more

Find Out What Tracks Inspire Black Hippy’s Ab-Soul (Audio)

Ab-Soul, who recently released his third studio album These Days, sits down with Red Bull Music Academy for almost an hour for their Headphone Highlights series to discuss the tracks that inspired him to embark on a career in music. Taking the listener on an audible journey through cuts from... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Copies Wu-Tang Clan’s Million Dollar Idea

With Wu-Tang Clan's sole copy of Wu-Tang: Once Upon A Time In A Shaolin drawing mid-seven figure offers, a new revenue model for cult-championed artists has emerged. In less than four months, another early 1990s Hip-Hop outfit is reportedly following suit. Per a TMZ report, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is planning to... Read more

Ep. 3 of The Message Documentary Looks at the Complicated Relationship Between Women & Hip-Hop (Full Video)

Episode 3 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, examines the treatment of women in Hip-Hop, as well as the rise of mega Hip-Hop entrepreneurs. Artists like Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Missy are discussed, as well as Jay Z, Puff Daddy, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Guests include Nas,... Read more

In Terms Of Geographical Themes, This Might Be The Most Fully Executed. Hi-Tek Brings Bow Wow & Krayzie Bone Together, With Bootsy Collins Over An Ohio Players Sample (Audio)

From Ja Rule, Jadakiss and Fat Joe's "New York" to Dr. Dre's "Some L.A. Niggaz" to T.W.D.Y.'s "Player's Holiday," there have been some cool geographically-driven collaborations. Still, those seem within a pocket of talented friends, even if guys like Dre and Defari don't often run in the same circles. For... Read more

RIP Marvin Gaye: Here’s a Playlist Celebrating the Hip-Hop Legacy He Left (Video)

Rest in peace to Marvin Gaye who died 30 years ago today. He left the world with countless soul classics, but he also had an incredible impact on Hip-Hop. To celebrate that legacy, here's a video playlist of songs that sampled his music. You'll hear Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform 1st of tha Month at The Freakiest Show on Earth (Video)

For Karmaloop's Freak-A-Thon holiday live stream event, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Krazyie, Layzie and Flesh-N-Bone linked up to perform one of their breakthrough hits. The gold 1995 first single from E. 1999 Eternal produced by DJ U-Neek helped get the B.T.N.H. in the door, before their multi-platinum international superstar climb. Check this... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Tell Arsenio They Want to Be Part of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

After performing on The Arsenio Hall Show, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony sat down with Arsenio for an exclusive online interview. The quintet discussed the unique brand of musicality they contributed to Hip-Hop and R&B, their desire to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and more. Check out the... Read more

All 5 Members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform on the Arsenio Hall Show (Video)

All 5 members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show to perform their classic Crossroads and their new single Everything 100. Check out both performances below. Crossroads Everything 100 ft Ty Dolla $ign Related: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Pay Tribute to Eazy-E, Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. (Video)... Read more

Here are the Official Winners of the 2013 Hip Hop Awards and Highlights from the Show (Video)

Last night's BET Hip Hop Awards honored MC Lyte with the I Am Hip Hop lifetime achievement award and featured performances from Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock, as well as a back in the day medley from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. You can watch Lyte's acceptance speech, view those performances... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/29/13) (Video Playlist)

This week brought new music videos from Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, Drake and Talib Kweli, as well as performances from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and J. Cole and a freestyle from Slaughterhouse. And, of course, a one of a kind interview from Kanye West. You can watch it all in the video... Read more

Eazy-E Hologram Performs With Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Video)

Rock The Bells-related footage of the Eric "Eazy-E" Wright digital projection yesterday (September 7) in San Bernardino, California rocking alongside Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone. Eazy and Ruthless Records business partner Jerry Heller signed the Cleveland, Ohio quintet in the early '90s to make platinum... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/7/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought a new video from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, an extended interview of Tajai from Souls of Mischief discussing the 20th Anniversary of 93 'til..., Kendrick Lamar talking guest verses, DJ Premier explaining symbolism of the Gang Starr logo and much more. Check out the video playlist below... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Everything 100 ft Ty Dolla $ign

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony release the video for their single Everything 100 featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Check it out below. Related: Game – Celebration (Remix) ft Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Video)... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of July 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Jay-Z dominated the headlines in July, but there was a LOT of good music from other artists last month, as well. Here's a playlist of the best hip-hop to drop in July. You'll hear music from MC Lyte, Q-Tip, J. Cole, Rapsody, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Daz Dillinger, Nipsey... Read more

Game – Celebration (Remix) ft Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Video)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony join Game in the video for his remix of Celebration. Check it out below. Related: Game - Black Jesus (Audio)... Read more

Game – Celebration (Remix) ft Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony join Game on the remix to Celebration and make it their own. Check it out below. Related: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony interview with DJ Skee (Video)... Read more