Bone Thugs-N-Harmony principal Krayzie Bone has wrapped his second solo album, "Thug On Da Line," due July 10 from Thugline/Ruthless/Loud Records. The album will feature guest appearances from R&B
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony principal Krayzie Bone has wrapped his second solo album, "Thug On Da Line," due July 10 from Thugline/Ruthless/Loud Records. The album will feature guest appearances from R&B vocalist Sade, Detroit-based gangsta rapper Boss, and a slew of Krayzie's peers from his own Thugline Records label.
The album sports a number of high-profile production credits, including the Neptunes (Mystikal, Ol' Dirty Bastard), Irv Gotti (Ja Rule), LT Hutton (Snoop Dogg), and Damizza (Mariah Carey). The rapper also produced six of the album's tracks himself.
The first single, "Hard Time Hustling," will be released to radio at the end of April. Loud also intends to send a 12" single with three album cuts -- "Y'All Don't Know Me," "If U A Thug," and "Rollin' On Some Mo'" (featuring a sample from Lou Bega's "Mambo #5") -- to club DJs.
"Thug On Da Line" follows on the heels of recent albums from fellow Bone members Bizzy Bone and Layzie Bone. Bizzy Bone's "The Gift" (AMC) is currently at No. 82 on The Billboard 200, while Layzie Bone's "Thug By Nature" (Ruthless/Epic) rests at No. 90. Wish Bone is also working on a solo effort, with no definitive release date set. There has been talk of a new Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album this year, but a spokesperson for Krayzie says an early 2002 release is more likely.
Krayzie Bone's previous effort, "Thug Mentality" (Relativity), peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 569,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan. The last Bone Thugs-N-Harmony record, "BTHNResurrection" (Ruthless/Epic), peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.2 million copies, according to SoundScan.
Original member Flesh-N-Bone is serving a 10-year prison sentence in Los Angeles for assault with an AK-47 rifle and illegal gun possession.