Moving as One
When discussing great musicians of the ’90s, there’s a good amount of names to throw out there. Narrow it down to genre and sub-genre, and there’s still a decent amount of hats to toss into the rink.
However, when hip-hop heads get to talking about ’90s hip-hop rap groups?The list is short and sweet. In this discussion, there’s no way Bone Thugs-N-Harmony won’t be mentioned.
The group’s path onto the unofficial list of hip-hop’s royalty began in 1991 and continues to this day. The group was originally signed to Ruthless Records by Eazy-E in 1993, but they went on to be a part of many other record companies.
Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Wish Bone, and Bizzy Bone have all been up to different things, but they still move as one. Periodically performing together, the group has stayed close, never being caught throwing shade at each other in the media.
But what have they all been up to over the years? We’ve got the details!
After it was all said and done, Layzie released his first solo album in 2001. From then to now, the artist has worked on and released other albums as well as collaborated with other people.
Most recently, Layzie is reportedly working on a new album, Perfect Timing. The LP was slated to be released in 2016, but it is now TBD.
He’s a social media regular, so Layzie is pretty easy to keep up with. The artist was recently in Watts, California, a city famed for its infamous Watts Towers.
Bizzy Bones has actually been… busy. Born Bryon Anthony McCane II, Bizzy is the youngest member of the group. After going solo in 1998, he released three albums, with the last one coming out in 2004.
Rather than focus on his solo career, the artist has teamed up with Krayzie Bone to form a duo, Bone Thugs. So, he’s been keeping himself in the media more, promoting their upcoming album New Waves.
Over the summer, Bizzy and Krayzie sat down with HipHopDX. During the interview, Bizzy addressed the notion that him and Krayzie formed a duo because the other members “fell off.”
“They eatin’, they got some money, they rent paid, and they doing good,” Bizzy said. “After you’ve been in the business for 20 years, sometimes certain artists fall off and can’t feed themselves.”
Charles C. Scruggs, a.k.a. Wish Bone, hasn’t been active on Twitter since 2013, but he loves Instagram. According to his most recent posts, the rapper has been staying active and doing smaller shows.
He performed — alongside the others — at Golden 1 Center for their Throwback Holiday Jam over the weekend (Dec. 9, 2017).
He’s been staying on top of trending topics and commenting when he sees fit. In October of this year — after former Cleveland Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving implied that Cleveland isn’t a real sports city — Wish spoke up.
“You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference in terms of what the Midwest is — Cleveland — and what Boston is,” Irving said during a press conference. “Boston, I’m driving in and [thinking], ‘I’m really playing in a real, live sports city?’ And a great city.”
“Don’t be an idiot,” Wish Bone told TMZ when asked about Irving’s remarks. “Definitely wrong. Cleveland’s one of the biggest sports cities there is … Maybe he’s thinking it’s gonna be better over there for him. But time will tell.”