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|Bone Thugs n Harmony originated in Cleveland, Ohio. The group which consists of four, sometimes five members are Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, and Flesh n Bone. Bone was first named "Band-Aid Boyz" which consisted of all Bone members except Flesh n Bone. Bone possessed the talent to make it into the rap game but they needed to be noticed by somebody. All members of Bone scrapped all the money they had and took a bus to show Eazy E their skill. Bone wasnt signed to a deal but Eazy then came to a concert in Cleveland. All the members of Bone got backstage and gave Eazy a performance and were signed instantly to Ruthless Records. Eazy then put aside all his projects and produced Bone Thugs first album, "Creepin On Ah Comeup". The first Bone album was released in 1994. Bone was a hit instantly with their first single "Thuggish Ruggish Bone". This song went quadruple platinum along with the next single from the album titled "Foe Tha Love Of $". Both singles went quadruple platinum and helped the album reach #2 on the Billboard Charts and #12 on the R&B charts. "Creepin On Ah Comeup" sold over four million copies and stayed on the Billboard Top 200 for over seventy weeks. Then one year later Bone Thugs released their first full album titled "East 1999 Eternal". This was Bones masterpiece album selling well over five million copies just in the United States. This album entered the Billboard Top 200 at #1 and the R&B charts at #1. Two singles that helped the album sales were "First Of Tha Month" which was #12 on the R&B charts and also "Song Of The Year" in 1995 on "The Box". The other single was "East 1999" which was #39 on the R&B charts and also was the runner up in 1995 for "Song Of The Year" on "The Box". The main single that got Bone some recognition was "Tha Crossroads" which went double platinum and tied the Beatles 32 year old record for the "Fastest Rising Single". It also was #1 on the Billboard Top Singles and R&B charts. In 1996 Bone Thugs won a Grammy for "Best Rap Performance By Duo Or Group". Bone established a new style and stood tall and proud by themselves. A few groups tried to repeat what Bone was bringing such as Crucial Conflict, 3 6 Mafia, and a few others. One year later Flesh n Bone released his first solo album on Def Jam records titled "T.H.U.G.S." which meant "Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls". Flesh didnt reach much success on the solo release but let everybody know he was a strong asset to Bone Thugs. Also in 1996 Bone Thugs brought together "Mo Thugs". Mo Thugs consisted of people they knew had some talent and wanted a chance to be heard. Krayzie and Layzie Bone produced the album "Mo Thugs Family Scriptures" and the album consisted of Krayzie, Layzie, and Flesh n Bone. It also featured other artists new to the game like Poetic Hustlaz, Ken Dawg, II Tru, Tre, Souljah Boy and much more. One year later Bone Thugs returned to the scene with their double album "Art Of War". "Art Of War" entered the BillBoard Top 200 and R&B charts at #1 and was certified quadruple platinum some time later. Two singles that helped the sales of "Art Of War" are "Look Into My Eyes" which was #4 on the Pop and R&B charts. This single went platinum. The other single was "If I Could Teach The World" which was certified gold. "Art Of War" had tons of tight tracks which let haters know that they were still in the game, let clones know that they werent Bone and they could never achieve what Bone has done, and let all their fans know they were still alive and going strong. Bizzy also missed several promotional concerts which started rumors about Bone Thugs. Bizzy wasnt happy with the contract they had with Ruthless. The rest of Bone wasnt too happy but stuck through it and did what they were told but Bizzy refused and became the "rebel". After "Art Of War" Bone released "Tha Collection Volume One" which had a variety of Bone hits. They also released a VHS that had Bone videos on it. One year later Bizzy Bone released his first solo album titled "Heavenz Movie" which just missed going gold. Then "Mo Thugs: Chapter 2 Family Reunion" was released. It consisted of Krayzie, Layzie, Wish, and Flesh n Bone along with artists such as Felicia, Poetic Hustlaz and more. One year later Krayzie dropped his first solo album which was a double album titled "Thug Mentality 1999". This album had a few singles such as "Thug Mentality" and "Paper". Krayzies solo reached double platinum and was the best solo album out of the three released. Bone wasnt doing much together as a group and rumors started stating that Bone Thugs were on the verge of breaking up. Flesh n Bone then dropped his second solo titled "5th Dog Let Loose". It wasnt a huge success but a step up from his previous album. Bizzy wasnt seen much with the group but then in 2000 they released their fourth album titled "BTNHResurrection". The first single off the album was "Resurrection" and this let everybody know that Bone was still together and they werent leaving the game for a long time. The second single was "Cant Give It Up". Then Bone dropped another soft type song titled "Change The World". The success of the singles wasnt great. On the new album Flesh n Bone returned full-time and did nothing but improve the overall value of the album. Once again though Bizzy was missing concerts and appearances for the new album because of their status with Ruthless Records. Bizzy missing concerts and appearances brought out some rage in Krayzie and Wish Bone. Both members were dissing Bizzy for not showing up to certain things. Bizzy never responded back with a negative comment. Sometime after the release of BTNHResurrection Layzie brought Mo Thugs: Chapter 3 The Mothership to the table. The album consisted of Layzie Bone and others such as Desperados, his son Jeremy and more. Also after Bones new album, Bone released "Tha Collection Volume Two" which featured all of Bones hit songs and even a VHS/DVD of Bones videos and their recording of the latest album. Then on March 20th, 2001 Bizzy Bone dropped his second solo album titled "The Gift". Bizzy addressed Bone Thugs on this album and let everybody know he never showed to concerts and appearances because Bone wasnt getting paid to do those things. Bizzy felt he shouldnt work for nothing so he didnt show up. Also on March 20th, 2001 Layzie Bone dropped his first solo under the new name "L Burna" and the album was titled "Thug By Nature". Layzie brought his thuggish lyrics to the table with a different sound. Next, Bone Thugs worked on their release from Ruthless and they are going to release albums under their new label "Bone Thug Records". The new album they have is titled "A Bone Thug Story" and should be released in January 2002. Now Krayzie Bone released his new album "Thug On Da Line" and it sold somewhat well the first week. Also, The Collection Volume One went platinum. We will see in the next months what happens with Bone and their situation.|