Grammy winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will perform at the House of Blues Thursday, Jan. 20. Touring behind their latest album, Uni5: The World’s Enemy, Krayzie Bone (Anthony Henderson), Layzie Bone (Steven Howse), Wish Bone (Charles C. Scruggs, Jr.) and Flesh-n-Bone (Stanley Howse) will perform without former member, Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane II), who was ousted from the group in 2002 for being intoxicated and walking off stage during a concert. N.W.A. rapper, Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, signed the Cleveland, Ohio rappers to his Ruthless Records label in 1994.
Bone’s EP, Creepin On Ah Come Up, gained underground notoriety, for the hit single “Thuggish Rubbish Bone,” featuring Shatasha Williams. “Foe Tha Love of $” was equally successful and featured Eazy-E. As a result, E. 1999 Eternal was released in 1995 and received positive critics reviews, but Eazy-E (producer) died before seeing the group’s success. “1St of Tha Month” was Bone’s first hit single and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996. The song resonated deeply within ghetto neighborhoods and served as an ode to collecting welfare checks.
Transcending hip-hop flow, rhyme and style techniques, Bone delivered their lyrics utilizing a lightning fast release, coupled with a harmonized vocal melody, as demonstrated on their 1996 smash hit, “Tha Crossroads.” Originally titled “Crossroad,” it was renamed and became the tribute song for Eazy-E, who died of complications of AIDS the same year. Their trademark sound has often been compared to Jamaican patois, or broken English; Bone abandoned the style in later albums. The song won the Grammy for “Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group” in 1997.
Celebrating 15 years since the release of their first full-length album, the group will be backed by a live band and will concentrate tracks from E. 1999 Eternal.
Tickets are $25 general or $45 balcony (plus service fees).