|Thug by Nature|
| Studio album by |
L-Burna a.k.a. Layzie Bone
|Released||March 20, 2001|
|Layzie Bone chronology|
|The New Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Thug by Nature is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Layzie Bone, released under his L-Burna alias. It was released on March 20, 2001 through Ruthless Records with distribution via Epic Records. Production was handled by L.T. Hutton, Darren Vegas, Michael Seifert, BB, Buddy Banks, Damon Elliott, Red Spyda, Dre' Ghost, Mauly T., Step and Thin C., with Tomica Wright and Layzie Bone serving as executive producers. It features guest appearances from Aaron Hall, Baby S, Big Chan, Dekumpozed, Flesh-n-Bone, WC and Geraldine Sigler. The album peaked at number 43 on the Billboard 200 and number 17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, with 36,406 copies sold in the United States in the first week.It also made it to number 30 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart.
"Battlefield" and "Deadly Musical" are diss songs aimed at Chicago-based group Do Or Die.
The song "Back Up Against The Wall" is featured on the Soundtrack of Down to Earth .
|1.||"Carole of the Bones" (featuring Geraldine Sigler)||Michael Seifert||0:54|
|3.||"Connectin' the Plots" (featuring WC)||Darren Vegas||4:23|
|4.||"Fear No Man"||L.T. Hutton||3:39|
|5.||"Time Will Tell" (featuring Dekumpozed)||L.T. Hutton||4:16|
|6.||"Where You Goin?" (Skit)||1:10|
|7.||"How Long Will It Last"||L.T. Hutton||4:53|
|9.||"Fire in tha Hole" (Skit)||0:39|
|10.||"There They Go" (featuring Aaron Hall)||Mauly T.||3:59|
|11.||"My Niggaz"||D.J. Dre Ghost||3:11|
|12.||"Still the Greatest" (featuring Flesh-n-Bone and Big Chan)||Darren Vegas||5:29|
|13.||"Make My Day" (featuring Baby S)||Step||3:54|
|15.||"Up Against the Wall"||Darren Vegas||3:45|
|16.||"Thug by Nature"||4:42|
|17.||"Smoke On"||Damon Elliott||3:57|
|19.||"As the Rain"||Michael Seifert||4:50|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||30|
|US Billboard 200||43|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||17|
G-funk, short for gangsta funk, is a sub-genre of gangsta rap that emerged from the West Coast scene in the early 1990s. The genre was heavily influenced by the synthesizer-heavy 1970s funk sound of Parliament-Funkadelic, often using samples or recreating the original tracks. It was represented by commercially successful albums such as Dr. Dre's The Chronic (1992) and Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle (1993).
E. 1999 Eternal is the second studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released July 25, 1995, on Ruthless Records. The album was released four months after the death of rapper Eazy-E, the group's mentor and the executive producer of the album. Both the album and single "Tha Crossroads" are dedicated to him. Following up on the surprise success of their breakthrough single "Thuggish Ruggish Bone", it became a popular album and received positive reviews from music critics, earning praise for the group's melodic rapping style. The album title is a portmanteau of Cleveland's eastside neighborhood centering on East 99th Street and St. Clair Avenue where the group is based and the then-future year 1999.
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group composed of rappers Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone. Formed in 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio, the group signed to fellow American rapper Eazy-E‘s Ruthless Records in late 1993, on which they debuted with their EP Creepin on ah Come Up the next year. The EP included their breakout hit single "Thuggish Ruggish Bone". In 1995, the group released its second album E. 1999 Eternal, which included hits "1st of tha Month" and "East 1999". Their hit song "Tha Crossroads", a tribute to then-recently deceased mentor Eazy-E, won a Grammy Award in 1997.
Steven Howse, known professionally as Layzie Bone, is a rapper known primarily for being a member of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He has also gone by the names L-Burna and The #1 Assassin. He is the younger brother of fellow group member Flesh-N-Bone and cousin of group member Wish Bone. Layzie is also a member of the rap group Bone Brothers and CEO of the record label Harmony Howse Entertainment.
The Art of War is the third studio album by hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony which was released on July 29, 1997. The album sold 394,000 units in its first week of release. The album was certified quadruple Platinum by the RIAA in June 1998. It was the first double-album from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. The album included the platinum-single "Look into My Eyes", and the gold-single "If I Could Teach the World". The whole album is produced by DJ U-Neek.
Bone Brothers is the self-titled debut studio album by American hip hop duo Bone Brothers, composed of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony members Bizzy Bone and Layzie Bone. It was released on February 22, 2005 via Koch Records. Production was handled by Dwayne "Deenucka" Johnson, Self and Mauly T, with Bizzy Bone, Steve Lobel and Layzie Bone serving as executive producers. It features guest appearances from Kareem, Outlawz, Treach, and several Mo Thugs members, such as Krayzie Bone, Felicia, Skant Bone, Stew Bone and Wish Bone. The album saw its release after the dismissal of Bizzy Bone from the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Strength & Loyalty, originally titled The Bone Thugs Story, is the seventh studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released on May 8, 2007. It was Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's first major album after an absence of nearly five years. The album contains guest appearances by Akon, Autumn Rowe, Bow Wow, Felecia, Fleetwood Mac (sampled), Mariah Carey, Swizz Beatz, The Game, Twista, will.i.am, and Yolanda Adams. Producers include Akon, DJ Toomp, Jermaine Dupri, Mally Mall, Neo Da Matrix, Pretty Boy & Bradd Young, Street Radio, Swizz Beatz, The Individuals, Ty Fyffe, and will.i.am. The executive producer of the album was Swizz Beatz. Bizzy Bone was not featured on the album. Then imprisoned member Flesh-n-Bone was only featured on a track entitled "Into The Future" which did not make the album and also due to his incarceration did not make the album cover.
"Thuggish Ruggish Bone" is the debut single by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, from their debut EP Creepin on ah Come Up. It features local Cleveland singer Shatasha Williams. The song reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was included in the soundtrack of the video game True Crime: Streets of LA; and the second half of Layzie Bone's verse was reused on the track "Family Scriptures" on the Mo Thugs Family debut album, Family Scriptures.
Family Scriptures is the debut studio album by American hip hop collective Mo Thugs. It was released on November 5, 1996 via Mo Thugs/Relativity Records. Recording sessions took place at Private Island Trax in Los Angeles. Production was handled by Krayzie Bone, who also served as executive producer together with Layzie Bone, Archie Blaine, Bobby Jones and Paul "Tombstone" O'Neil, with co-producers Gates and Sin. It features contributions from Flesh-n-Bone, II Tru, Ken Dawg, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Poetic Hustla'z, Souljah Boy, The Graveyard Shift, and Tré.
Mo Thugs III: The Mothership is the third studio album by American hip hop collective Mo Thugs. It was released on June 27, 2000 via Koch Records. Production was handled by Thin C., Rich E., Mike Smoov, Darren Vegas, Damon Elliott, and Layzie Bone, who also served as executive producer. The album peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200, number 13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 2 on the Independent Albums in the United States.
Thug Stories is the sixth studio album by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released September 19, 2006 on Koch Records. It marked the first time Bone recorded as a trio for a full album, as Bizzy Bone was still ejected from the group. Upon release, the album sold 40,000 units in its first week, eventually peaking at number 25 on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Independent Album Charts. Thug Stories was the group's first major label LP length release since 2002's Thug World Order Ruthless Records. As of April 11, 2007, it has sold 92,465 copies.
Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion is the second studio album by American hip hop collective Mo Thugs. It was released on May 26, 1998 via Mo Thugs/Relativity Records, serving as a sequel to the group's 1996 album Family Scriptures. Recording sessions took place at Studio 56 and at Private Island Trax in Los Angeles, at Audio Vision Studios and at H&N Studios in Miami, and at G.T.R. Media Studios. Production was handled by Krayzie Bone and Layzie Bone, who also served as executive producers, Archie Blaine, Damon Elliott, "Disco" Rick Taylor, Michael Seifert, MT5, Paul "Tombstone" O'Neil, Romeo Antonio, Skant Bone and Souljah Boy.
"I Tried" (also known as "I Tried (So Hard)") is a song recorded by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, released in February 2007 as the lead single from their album Strength & Loyalty. This particular song features Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone. The song features and was produced by Akon; Giorgio Tuinfort assisted the artists in writing the song.
Bone Brothers 2 is an album the record label put out. It’s a mix of old verses from Bizzy Bone and Layzie Bone. It was released via Real Talk Entertainment on May 8, 2007, the same day as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Strength & Loyalty. Recording sessions took place at the White House with Black Trim. Production was handled by Big Hollis, Vince V., Preach and Derrick "Sac" Johnson, who also served as executive producer. The album debuted at number 122 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling over 7,000 units during its first week. Albums purchased at Best Buy include three bonus Bizzy Bone tracks.
"Foe tha Love of $" is the second single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, featuring Eazy-E, from their debut EP, Creepin on ah Come Up. The song was produced by DJ Yella and executive produced by Eazy-E. "Foe tha Love of $" was a huge success for the group, making it to #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, #37 on the Rhythmic Top 40 and #4 on the Hot Rap Singles. The music video is notable for being Eazy-E's last appearance in a music video before his death. The song was included in the soundtrack of the video game True Crime: Streets of LA, along with "Thuggish Ruggish Bone". DJ Screw has also remixed it on the 1996 mix "Chapter 24 - 9 Months Later".
"Ghetto Cowboy" is the lead single by American hip hop collective Mo Thugs taken from their second studio album Chapter II: Family Reunion, released in 1998 via Mo Thugs/Relativity Records. It features contributions from Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Powder P, Thug Queen and Layzie Bone's wife Felecia. Produced by Krayzie Bone with co-production by Romeo Antonio, it contains replayed elements from Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler".
BTNH Worldwide is an independent record label started by hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Composed of Krayzie Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Wish Bone, BTNH Worldwide was created because of freedom of album concept not being handled adequately by previous record labels such as Ruthless Records and Interscope Records. BTNH Worldwide is the home for Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and affiliates such as Mo Thugs artist, Mo Thugs West artist and The Life Ent. The new record label has "a brand new platform coming to show what kind of hit-makers they Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are." BTNH Worldwide is a label built to bring the harmonizing sound Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are known for. Without any label politics, they are allowed to expand on their music and make decisions of their own to satisfy the fans. The move to Warner Brothers has not proved fruitful as due to marketing reasons the five members' chosen track list for Uni5: The World's Enemy was later changed to suit the distributor's failed attempt at re-establishing the group in the mainstream.
Trials & Tribulations is the first and only studio album by American hip hop group Poetic Hustla'z. It was released on November 11, 1997 via Mo Thugs/Relativity Records. Production was handled by Romeo Antonio, Touch Tone, Poetic Hustla'z, and Krayzie Bone, who also served as executive producer together with Layzie Bone. It features guest appearances from Flesh-n-Bone, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Potion and Wish Bone. The album peaked at number 96 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The Process is the debut studio album by American record production duo Play-N-Skillz from Dallas, Texas. Its clean version was released in 2004 and its explicit version was released on October 18, 2005 via Universal Records. It features contributions from Adina Howard, Akon, Big Gemini, Big Tuck, Chamillionaire, Frankie J, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Lil' Flip, Rob G, Static Major and Three 6 Mafia.
A New Breed of Female is the only studio album by American hip hop group II Tru. It was released on September 9, 1997 via Mo Thugs/Relativity Records. Recording sessions took place at Private Island Trax in Los Angeles. Production was primarily handled by Archie Blaine, as well as Krayzie Bone, who served as executive producer together with Layzie Bone. It features guest appearances from fellow Mo Thugs members Ken Dawg, Tombstone and Sin of the Graveyard Shift, Flesh-n-Bone, Layzie Bone and Krayzie Bone.