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Bones, Thugs, and Harmony has a unique style that proved to be a hit during the Golden Era
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Graced with a quick and sometimes sung delivery, along with a unique sense of melody, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony burst out of Cleveland, Ohio in the mid-'90s with a pair of massive hits ("Thuggish Ruggish Bone" and "Tha Crossroads") along with a great first album, as well as a successful follow-up, and then quickly unraveled. Mainstream interest dropped off toward the tail end of the '90s, but the group, which underwent a series of lineup changes, continued to release new material via mixtapes and albums throughout the 2000s.

N.W.A's Eazy-E signed the group -- initially comprised of Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Layzie Bone, and Bizzy Bone -- to Ruthless Records. The debut release from Bone was an EP, Creepin on ah Come Up (1994). The EP boasted "Thuggish Ruggish Bone," a conventional G-funk song with an unconventional array of Bone Thug rappers that became an overnight summer anthem, especially throughout the Midwest. The single crossed into the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 22.

Amid the fervor, the group immediately reentered the studio and emerged with a remarkable album, E 1999 Eternal (1995). The album topped the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and spawned a pair of popular singles, "1st of the Month" and "Tha Crossroads," the latter a dedication to the deceased Eazy-E and a Grammy Award recipient. As was in vogue at the time, the group members subsequently pursued respective solo careers and also a Mo Thugs Family spinoff group; none of these ventures rivaled the proper Bone projects.

At this point, the onetime cohesive group, which specialized in interwoven, harmonious singing as well as rapping, became conflicted and the group members failed to collaborate well. However, their second album, Art of War (1997) -- an ambitious double-disc package -- was very successful. Not only did it top the same Billboard charts as E 1999 Eternal, but lead single "Look into My Eyes" went Top Five on the Hot 100. Within a year of release, it was certified quadruple platinum for over four million units sold in the U.S.

A second round of solo albums sold poorly, and Bone quickly slid off the mainstream radar. Occasional reunions, such as 2000's BTNHResurrection and 2002's Thug World Order, produced some moments of glory, but these were few and far between. Thug Stories, released in 2006 on Koch, placed the group -- at the time, a trio minus Bizzy -- in the Top 30 of the Billboard 200. Bone then signed to Swizz Beatz's Interscope-affiliated Full Surface boutique label, where they issued 2007's Strength & Loyalty. A major-label budget allowed for guest spots from the Game, Mariah Carey, Akon, Bow Wow, and Twista, and the set eventually sold over 500,000 copies, earning gold certification. Bizzy returned for 2010's Uni5: The World's Enemy. The album debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200. A handful of dates excepted, Bizzy was absent from the album's promotional tour. He returned for the 2013 release Art of War: WWIII, but this time Krayzie and Wish Bone were out of the group, with both working on solo careers. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

Source: MTV

SAMPEACE BROWN IS NOT JUST A REGGAE ARTIST BUT ALSO A HUMANITARIAN Tags: LOVE PEACE HARMONY SORROWS DESPAIR FREEDOM EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE TO ALL MANKIND IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE CREED RELIGION word life production


Sampeace†Brown who was originally born in Nigeria - West Africa with a population of about 150 million people, started his artist career at the age of 14. Sampeace Brown grew up in a big family where singing and listening to pop music and traditional folklore was part of the daily rituals and way of life. This had transpired throughout his early school days leading to the crucial moment after college graduation when it became eminent that the road to exhibit his artistic talent to all mankind was obvious. The year 1978 became the period of revelation on Sampeace Brown as a song writer, composer and singer, even at that early stage, he had already developed the skills of leading a pop group. A boy band- was formed named" T.Bones Family" inspired of his predecessors and legends like: Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Toots & The Metals, Betty Wright, Gladys Night, Curtis Mayfield, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Candy Staton, Third World, Byron Lee & The Dragoniacs, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Nash, Manu Dibango, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Sony Okosun, One World, The Wailers, Rex Lawson, Osadebe, etc,etc.

Sampeace Brown became the architect, leader, the group's song writer and lead vocalist. Their first demo delivery to a local reputable record label, quickly fetched the group record contract and all their studio undertakings same year at some of Nigerias most populous and well equipped studios: Phonodisc and EMI studios Lagos precipitated their debut album "MUSIC CROSSROADS" which quickly created a sensational hit all over the geographical territories of the states of Nigeria, where pop music was consumed in mass. The groupís smash hit also extended to other parts of West African territories too. The group had 3 subsequent releases with major tours when the members had decided to take a break and Sampeace Brown had already moved to Europe. They later decided to make a re-union in Lagos-Nigeria in 1986 when the groupís last album "Eat the Apple" was hatched, recorded at Recordisc ltd, Shanolu studios, EMI studios Lagos and released in same year, which marked the end of the period for the group. Sampeace who has already been residing in Scandinavia (Norway) since the early 80's had then decided to poseur his solo career in 1986.

1989 finally became a breaking point for Sampeace Brown's solo career into the Norwegian main stream music scene. Having grown up in a cosmopolitan type of society, he technically analyzed the core of his musical ambition and concept as symbiosis of Reggae, Soul, R&B, Funk, Afro-pop and West African hilfe music, derived from all species, hard core of the Pan African, American, Caribbean and European musical heritage represented in all corners of the globe. Sampeace Brown has within more than two decades of his artist career in Scandinavia managed to acquaint himself with the Norwegian music industry and worked with various musicians, producers, record labels, both at home and abroad. In his relentless efforts to get his recorded works exposed into the pan Scandinavian/European market in 1987, the indie label T-Kay Music was used as a platform to enhance securing record deals with both Majors, Semi-Majors and Indie Record labels in Scandinavia, Caribbeanís, Africa, and North America where some of Sampeace Brown's recorded works were released and have since the beginning of his artist career sold a good number of records, mostly in Africa.

Sampeace Brownís music and lyrical expressions principally reflects on our day to day life, in terms of LOVE, SEX, PEACE, HARMONY, SORROWS, DESPAIR, FREEDOM, EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE TO ALL MANKIND IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE, CREED, RELIGION, GENDER, ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY OR POLITICAL LEANING.

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