Krayzie Bone & Brady Watt Perform 2 Classic BTNH Songs For The Love Of Music (Video)
Renowned bassist, producer, and member of DJ Premier’s Badder Band Brady Watt has been bringing his groove to video lately, linking up with MCs and singers for a series of videos he’s branded “Bass & Bars.”
Each entry has the New Hampshire native (who has worked with Statik Selektah, Talib Kweli, Styles P, and others) laying down a bassline for a guest to recite a beloved verse or two from their career. Previous entries in his series include B-Real, Warren G, and MC Eiht. This week, Watt links up with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone for renditions of a couple of early classics from the Cleveland, Ohio quintet.
The duo starts off with Krayzie’s verse on Bone’s 1995 classic “1st of tha Month” from their six times platinum debut LP E. 1999 Eternal. Watt’s funky bass plays in perfect with Krayzie’s fast and melodic bars, which then switch over to “Foe tha Love of $,” a standout from Bone’s official debut EP, 1994’s Creepin on ah Come Up.
Krayzie’s closing verse on the track is perhaps one of his most memorable, and he really brings it out during this latest version of it. “Gotta get down for my thang off in this thug game / So peep as me creep or me crawlin’ / Off on the mission to back in the days / When ni**as was bailin’ / With sawed-offs, and wanted to get paid / Runnin’ to my side, little’ ni**a / Ripsta’, both on the mission for money / You give up the cash, oh, that was your ass / ‘Cause me and me ni**a was hungry / And, b*tch, if you’re stallin’ / You might just catch one to the temple / And um, Bone raw-doggin’.”
#BonusBeat: Watch Bun B spit vintage verses from “Get Throwed” and “Draped Up” alongside Watt on bass.