They hit just a little too close to home for him
Bizzie Bone was an important part of the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony come-up. His work with the legendary hip hop group transcended the boundary lines of the once-dangerous Eastcoast/Westcoast hip hop rivalry. Bizzie did the impossible and became friends with both Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, and he was so close with them that he would find it way too painful to watch the films about them.
In the 90s, everyone was talking about the Eastcoast and Westcoast scenes of hip hop, and it was all about the drama between the artists in them. There was no bigger beef than that of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, but the men did have mutual friends between them.
Many people don’t think about the Midwest scene when it comes to that prolific time period, but Bizzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony would tell you that it was just as competitive, and it often crossed-over with both the Westcoast and Eastcoast scenes.
Bizzie and his band Bone Thugs-n-Harmony got big around 1994 just after Eazy-E signed them to his label Ruthless Records and they released their debut album. This group of hip hop artists made a sound that was so different than anything else out there at the time because they focused on melody as well as speed.
They got so huge so fast that everyone wanted to record music with them. They’re one of the few, if not the only, band to have recorded with Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E, and Big Pun because their appeal was so wide.
Bizzy Bone got to know Biggie and Tupac very well before their untimely deaths, and he got close to members of their families. That’s why seeing the new films about them would just be too hard.
All Eyez on Me about the life and death of Tupac Shakur was released on June 16th this year, and Notorious was released in 2009. Bizzy Bone hasn’t seen either, and this is what he had to say about it…