Cleveland Hip-Hop Return To LA With Show On Sunset Strip

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony play House of Blues Sunset Nov. 20
Photo by: Darkness 1999th

Cleveland-based hip-hop group, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony formed in the mid-90s and kickstarting their music career with the mega hits, “Tha Crossroads” and “Thuggish Ruggish Bone.” Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will play on Nov. 20 at The House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

The group consists of rappers Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Layzie Bone, and Bizzy Bone. In 1994, rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Ruthless Records. They will be auctioning their last album, “E. 1999 Legends” for $1 in early 2015.

The OC Concert Guide had the opportunity to talk to Bizzy from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony about their origin, influences, and their “Get Loud Tour” for Monster Energy Drink.

OCCG: How did you come up with your title Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and what’s the significance behind it?
Bizzy: Collectivley as a group and it defined the kind of music that we were doing. Looking inside of us. We are thugs that love to harmonize. We’re family.

OCCG: What is your most favorite album and why so?
Bizzy: East 1999 eternal, the way it changed the industry as far as how people delivered their music.

OCCG: What do you believe sets you guys apart from other artists that you have become so tremendously successful since the ‘90s?
Bizzy: It’s the style of music and its expectancy of the fame. People expect top-notch innovation from us.

OCCG: Who had always been your biggest influence in music?
Bizzy: First tenor and first soprano.

OCCG: Besides music, what do your other passions include?
Bizzy: Food, painting, collages.

OCCG: What are you most looking forward to in regards to your Southern California tour and your show at The House of Blues on November 20 in West Hollywood?
Bizzy: We love performing in LA and The House of Blues is a very reputable place. Performing there and being a part of the history of the venue, it has a special vibe.

OCCG: Why did you decide to title your last album, “E. 1999 Legends” and why did you choose to only auction off one copy for $1 million next year?
Bizzy: We chose the name because Bone wants to go out the way that they walked in. And our most prominent record was that. It’s letting the people know that it’s exactly the kind of record that they will be receiving. We want the people to understand the importance the last CD we will have as musicians as a group. Technology is going to take off, so we believe that this is the way we want to go, to say goodbye to the compact disc.
OCCG: What did Krayzie Bones mean when he said that the forthcoming album is “gonna be like a domino effect?”
Bizzy: I imagine he meant that people are going to be following suit. The Compact Disc industry is changing. They will be replaced with something way more convenient. Everyone else will follow, like dominos. Moving on to 2020. The CD will be gone.

OCCG: What’s a fun fact you want your fans to know about you guys that they don’t know of yet?
Bizzy: We have a lot more to offer musically. Entertainment and legacy.