Recently, on the Wicked Wonka Tour featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Insane Clown Posse, Kotton Mouth Kings and Techn9ne, lost member Bizzy Bone, of the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, appeared in the last few shows of the tour and rejoined the group. Group member Layzie Bone wrote a letter to the fans through his managerial website, A2Z Entertainment, and addressed the issue. Read on for the letter.
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AtlantaUrbanMix.com reports that after spending almost 10 years on Eazy E’s Ruthless Records, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are officially off the label and are actively seeking a record deal.
Launch.com reports Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were able to get Phil Collins to appear in their new video for ‘Home’, which features a sample of Collins’ hit ‘Take Me Home’. “We went out to Switzerland, you know what I’m sayin’, to shoot the new video,” Krayzie Bone said. “Phil Collins was down, you know what I’m sayin’? Actually we had to go out there, you know what I’m sayin, because there was no other way that we could do it if we didn’t go out there, so we had to go out there to Switzerland and, man, put it down. Phil was real cool, man–he was patient, he was out there all day with us. It was cold as hell, you know what I’m sayin’? He was real patient. He gave us that time.”
Rap acts on talk television this week include Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on 106 and Park on Monday, Field Mob on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, Jay-Z on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, and Lil’ Kim on 106 and Park on Friday.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Layzie Bone is quoted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer talking about his old hometown. “Cleveland is a cutthroat town, a whole bunch of small-timers trying to get on top,” Layzie said. “And if you know our history, you know we had to leave Cleveland to actually make it. We didn’t make it in Cleveland. We made it in L.A. But we give all our props to Cleveland, though, ’cause Cleveland raised us.”
Raptism.com reports that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have again dropped Bizzy Bone, and again they say this time it is for good. “We would like to clear this rumor up about Bizzy Bone,” Layzie said recently. “That cat made his own choices, his own decisions. He’s no longer in our group. Please believe we love him, but he’s doing his thing. We doing Bone Thugs. That’s what the fu** we wanna do.” Bizzy reacted, saying, “I’ve been kidnapped, I’ve been touched on as a kid, I’ve been homeless, I’ve been starving — this can’t hurt my feelings. When you been kidnapped and the FBI is looking for you, you tend to take pain better than some muthafu**ers.” The troubled rapper was abducted as a child and later rescued after his story was told on ‘America’s Most Wanted.’
David Jakubiak of the Chicago Sun-Times chatted with Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, who are back on the road in support of last October’s Sony release ‘Thug World Order.’ Layzie says that’s just where he wants to be. “Being out on the road is the one place where an artist can truly get a sense of how much he’s appreciated by the fans,” Layzie says. “We are doing a lot of smaller venues and they are selling out. Really, man, it’s a beautiful thing.”
Jayson Whitehead of Las Vegas Weekly spoke with Wish Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony who says he is thankful to still have a spot in the ever-competitive hip-hop scene. “It’s a blessing for us,” Wish Bone says. “We just do what we feel. We just do it how it comes.” And what they do is fuse R&B to rap. “We never wanted to be like nobody else,” Wish Bone says. “We always tried to look different. We didn’t want to sound like the average rapper.”
Launch.com chatted with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Wish Bone about the long delayed new album from the group, which is now set for an October 29th release. Wish Bone says ‘Thug World Order’ had to be adjusted a bit after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks because lyrics in some of the tracks included “‘fu** the police, the FBI,’ All of that sh**.” Wish Bone added, “We don’t want to hurt nobody feelings, and [have them] take it the wrong way because we’re not just like the average rap group. We got fans that are in high places. In a way it was a good business move, but the way we did it, we still get our message off. We’re saying the same thing, just not as boldly.”
MTV News reports Bizzy Bone has been welcomed back to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony after the rapper was ousted late last month for walking off the stage on opening night of the Grey Goose Tour in New York. “We got mad at the nigga ’cause he fainted onstage and all that, but it was all good as long as he took care of himself,” Layzie Bone said Friday. “He went and detoxed himself for a couple weeks. He focused on getting his health back. Nigga been having anxiety attacks and sh– like that, but we expect him to be on the next tour.” Read more.