Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Tha Dogg Pound Have Formed A Supergroup

Sometimes former foes can come together to make incredible music. Before Slaughterhouse, Joe Budden and Royce 5’9 had exchanged disses on wax. The 2007 conflict would come full circle within a year, as the two artists would achieve great success together and nearly top the charts with Slaughterhouse’s sophomore album. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon were adversaries in Staten Island before the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan. Years before collaborating in film and making “Real People,” Common and Ice Cube had a storied beef that had genuine threats and interactions.

This month, two former rivals have come together to form a super-group. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony revealed that they and Tha Dogg Pound have formed ThugPound. Bone confirmed the news on their official Facebook, with a photograph of Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, and Kurupt. Wish Bone, Daz Dillinger, and Bizzy Bone did not appear in the flick.

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Nearly 30 years ago, these two groups had a beef that was an extension of the fallout between Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. At Death Row Records, Dre involved Daz and Kurupt on early albums. On 1994’s “What Would U Do?” from the chart-topping Murder Was The Case soundtrack, Daz announced that he was “snackin’ on ni**as like a Bone.” A year later, on Bone’s chart-topping E. 1999 Eternal, Krayzie responded with “Mo’murda”: “Follow me / Roll, stroll down East ’99 / Gotta find these Row h*es.” Layzie Bone added on “Shotz To The Double Glock”: “Ni**as don’t take a wrong turn or you’ll enter the hood / Wig splitters will cover your dome / In a cut where the thugs and hustlas roam / Cleveland Browns / Dogg Pound h*es it’s on.” That same year, Kurupt used Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food debut to jab back, “Ain’t no harming me / Ain’t got no love for no H*es-N-Harmony” on “Dogg Pound Gangstaz.”

In recent years, Bone and DPG have made peace. Daz has worked with Layzie and Krayzie, separately. Kurupt has appeared on Layzie and Mo’ Thugs compilations. Previously, Bone members have established another off-shoot, Thug Brothers, with another former Death Row act, Tha Outlawz’ Young Noble.

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In the last week, Daz and Kurupt’s former label has been in the news after Snoop Dogg acquired the company and released his latest album, B.O.D.R (Bacc On Death Row) through the imprint. There has been plans, prior to Snoop’s stake, that the label would released music from Tha Dogg Pound. The duo stopped recording for the label in the early 2000s, even as Daz, then Kurupt maintained controversial ties to the imprint co-founded by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.

In late 2021, a fully reunited Bone Thugs-N-Harmony competed against another onetime foe, Three 6 Mafia, in a Verzuz battle. This month, Krayzie appeared on Saba’s Few Good Things.

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#BonusBeat: The 2021 What’s The Headline interview with Kurupt. He discusses Death Row Records history, Battle Rap, and another super-group, the HRSMN: