Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Krayzie Bone New Album THUG ON DA LINE Set for July 10 Release

'[Krayzie Bone] ... the Guiding Light for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony -- One of The

Most Mind-Blowing and Biggest Selling Hip Hop Acts of the Decade.'

Vibe Magazine Marc Weingarten



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Loud Records

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- THUG ON DA LINE, the second full-length
 album by the legendary Grammy award winning rapper KRAZYIE BONE of
 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony fame, is due for release on Thugline/Ruthless/Loud
 Records on July 10.  Because it's been two years since Krayzie's first solo
 project, the platinum-selling Thug Mentality 1999, Loud plans to initially
 release a 12" with 3 cuts from the album to DJ's to continue with the
 tradition of servicing the streets first while maintaining a base with
 Krayzie's core audience.  "Y'all Don't Know Me" the A-side of the 12" is an
 upbeat hint that urges his public to get to know him as an individual, which
 the album's tracks attempts to offer you a glimpse into his life.  The B-side
 of the 12" includes "If U A Thug" a song that introduces two new artists from
 Krayzie's new label Thugline Records, La Reece and Asu.  And "Rollin' On
  Some Mo'" where KRAYZIE borrows its chorus from Lou Bega's "Mambo #5."
 "Rollin' ... " features long-lost rapper Boss, the pioneering female gangster
 rapper.
     On THUG ON DA LINE, KRAYZIE produced six songs -- "Time After Time,"
 "Everybody Wanna Be Thugs," "Hard Time Hustlin'," "Kneight Riduz Wuz Here,"
 "Ready 4 Combat," and "Bloody Murder," with additional hits from The Neptunes
 (Jay-Z), Irv Gotti (Ja-Rule), LT Hutton (Snoop) and Damizza (Mariah Carey).
 THUG ON DA LINE reflects on the experiences KRAYZIE has had since then and
 expounds on life in the inner-city in general.  On the first single to be
 released "Hard Time Hustlin'," KRAYZIE speaks about a young man that takes
 financial charge of his household by hustling because of the social injustices
 his family faces in the ghetto (Mama and Papa laid off, brother in jail).  He
 hustles in the streets to bring his family up but when he decides that he'll
 only do one more hustle he gets busted by the Feds and goes to jail.  On "If
 They Only Knew," KRAYZIE chronicles the difficulties a person goes through in
 relationships.  KRAYZIE explains, "It's about cheating and everything else."
 And on "Time After Time," he talks about his walk with God.
     Few people realize that it was KRAYZIE who spearheaded one of rap's most
 domineering families, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.  It was KRAYZIE, who got the group
 its deal with now deceased NWA front man, Eazy-E.  He took the group on a
 one-way trip to LA to follow their dream, once there he called Eazy and rapped
 for him over the phone.  Eazy liked what he heard and told KRAYZIE he would
 get back to him.  Eazy didn't get back soon enough; KRAYZIE heard NWA was
 playing in his hometown of Cleveland so he raised enough money for the group
 to go back home and get with Eazy there.  Once there the group caught up with
 Eazy after the concert and the rest is history.
     So it's KRAYZIE who in 1994 was responsible for plotting the group's
 groundbreaking debut, the multi-platinum release of Creepin On Ah Come Up
 which spent more than 70 weeks on Billboard's Top 200 album chart enabling
 them to achieve critical, musical and commercial breakthrough status.  He hit
 again with the group's second release, E. 1999 Eternal, which sold
 330,000 copies in its first week out.  With his legendary style, KRAYZIE,
 created a more thought provoking side of hip-hop with innovative rap melodies
 on some of the biggest songs of the genre ("Tha Crossroad," "1st Of Tha
 Month," and "Thuggish Ruggish Bone").  Thug On Da Line promises to be
 KRAYZIE's most creative effort yet while continuing to make us think about the
 "state of being" in quiet yet heart-wrenching tone.
 
     For more interviews, press kits, or more information on KRAYZIE BONE,
 please contact Tresa L. Sanders, Loud Records @ 212.337.5440; email
 Tresa_Sanders@Sonymusic.com.
 
 

SOURCE Loud Records
    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- THUG ON DA LINE, the second full-length
 album by the legendary Grammy award winning rapper KRAZYIE BONE of
 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony fame, is due for release on Thugline/Ruthless/Loud
 Records on July 10.  Because it's been two years since Krayzie's first solo
 project, the platinum-selling Thug Mentality 1999, Loud plans to initially
 release a 12" with 3 cuts from the album to DJ's to continue with the
 tradition of servicing the streets first while maintaining a base with
 Krayzie's core audience.  "Y'all Don't Know Me" the A-side of the 12" is an
 upbeat hint that urges his public to get to know him as an individual, which
 the album's tracks attempts to offer you a glimpse into his life.  The B-side
 of the 12" includes "If U A Thug" a song that introduces two new artists from
 Krayzie's new label Thugline Records, La Reece and Asu.  And "Rollin' On
  Some Mo'" where KRAYZIE borrows its chorus from Lou Bega's "Mambo #5."
 "Rollin' ... " features long-lost rapper Boss, the pioneering female gangster
 rapper.
     On THUG ON DA LINE, KRAYZIE produced six songs -- "Time After Time,"
 "Everybody Wanna Be Thugs," "Hard Time Hustlin'," "Kneight Riduz Wuz Here,"
 "Ready 4 Combat," and "Bloody Murder," with additional hits from The Neptunes
 (Jay-Z), Irv Gotti (Ja-Rule), LT Hutton (Snoop) and Damizza (Mariah Carey).
 THUG ON DA LINE reflects on the experiences KRAYZIE has had since then and
 expounds on life in the inner-city in general.  On the first single to be
 released "Hard Time Hustlin'," KRAYZIE speaks about a young man that takes
 financial charge of his household by hustling because of the social injustices
 his family faces in the ghetto (Mama and Papa laid off, brother in jail).  He
 hustles in the streets to bring his family up but when he decides that he'll
 only do one more hustle he gets busted by the Feds and goes to jail.  On "If
 They Only Knew," KRAYZIE chronicles the difficulties a person goes through in
 relationships.  KRAYZIE explains, "It's about cheating and everything else."
 And on "Time After Time," he talks about his walk with God.
     Few people realize that it was KRAYZIE who spearheaded one of rap's most
 domineering families, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.  It was KRAYZIE, who got the group
 its deal with now deceased NWA front man, Eazy-E.  He took the group on a
 one-way trip to LA to follow their dream, once there he called Eazy and rapped
 for him over the phone.  Eazy liked what he heard and told KRAYZIE he would
 get back to him.  Eazy didn't get back soon enough; KRAYZIE heard NWA was
 playing in his hometown of Cleveland so he raised enough money for the group
 to go back home and get with Eazy there.  Once there the group caught up with
 Eazy after the concert and the rest is history.
     So it's KRAYZIE who in 1994 was responsible for plotting the group's
 groundbreaking debut, the multi-platinum release of Creepin On Ah Come Up
 which spent more than 70 weeks on Billboard's Top 200 album chart enabling
 them to achieve critical, musical and commercial breakthrough status.  He hit
 again with the group's second release, E. 1999 Eternal, which sold
 330,000 copies in its first week out.  With his legendary style, KRAYZIE,
 created a more thought provoking side of hip-hop with innovative rap melodies
 on some of the biggest songs of the genre ("Tha Crossroad," "1st Of Tha
 Month," and "Thuggish Ruggish Bone").  Thug On Da Line promises to be
 KRAYZIE's most creative effort yet while continuing to make us think about the
 "state of being" in quiet yet heart-wrenching tone.
 
     For more interviews, press kits, or more information on KRAYZIE BONE,
 please contact Tresa L. Sanders, Loud Records @ 212.337.5440; email
 Tresa_Sanders@Sonymusic.com.
 
 SOURCE  Loud Records