Bone Thugs N Harmony Tour Dates – BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY TO HEAD OUT ON NATIONAL TOUR “UNI5: THE WORLD’S ENEMY” REUNION ALBUM OUT APRIL 27

Bone Thugs N Harmony Tour Dates – BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY TO HEAD OUT ON NATIONAL TOUR “UNI5: THE WORLD’S ENEMY” REUNION ALBUM OUT APRIL 27

Burbank, CA – Grammy Award winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will launch a 34-city U.S. tour this spring in support of their long-awaited reunion album entitled Uni5: The World’s Enemy set for an April 27 release on BTNH Worldwide/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records. Krayzie, Wish, Layzie and Flesh-N-Bone will kick off the tour on March 24 in Minneapolis, MN and wrap-up in Phoenix, AZ on May 2.

The album is a 15-year reunion that chronicles the unity and adversity issues that have rifled the group’s successful, often turbulent career while opening up a broader discussion on how these same themes manifest themselves in society. “You go through things to make you stronger,” Layzie says. “All your obstacles, all the things you go through that don’t seem positive at that particular time are only to get you ready for your next phase of life.”

With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide and a very active (almost cult-like) loyal fan base, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have become one of the most popular hip-hop groups in the genre’s history. The recipients of numerous awards and accolades, the Bone Thugs are also the only artists or group to collaborate with icons Eazy-E, 2Pac, Big Pun and the Notorious B.I.G. while they were still alive. These Midwest franchise players, most revered for popularizing staccato rhymes with melodic vocals, have influenced the cadence and delivery of many of today’s MCs.

“With the contributions we have made through songs, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will live forever in music. We’ve made our mark in history,” says Krayzie. “To me, that is the most valuable thing.”

Guiding the new chapter in their extraordinary career is new management, Jeremy Geffen of Jeremy Geffen Entertainment, and booking by John Pantle at Agency For The Performing Arts.

Tickets for the tour are now available on www.ticketmaster.com. Dates are as follows:

Wed Mar 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Thu Mar 25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles
Fri Mar 26 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Sat Mar 27 Chicago, IL Congress
Sun Mar 28 Cleveland, OH HOB
Mon Mar 29 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Wed Mar 31 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Thu Apr 1 Columbus, OH Newport
Fri Apr 2 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Sat Apr 3 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon
Mon Apr 5 Boston, MA Middle East
Tue Apr 6 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Wed Apr 7 State College, PA Mezzanine
Thu Apr 8 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Fri Apr 9 Wilmington NC The Rox
Sat Apr 10 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Sun Apr 11 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Tue Apr 13 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
Wed Apr 14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Thu Apr 15 Orlando, FL Firestone
Fri Apr 16 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Tue Apr 20 New Orleans, LA HOB
Wed Apr 21 Dallas, TX HOB
Thu Apr 22 Houston, TX HOB
Fri Apr 23 San Antonio, TX Scoutbar
Sat Apr 24 Austin, TX Emo’s
Mon Apr 26 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Tues Apr 27 Colombia, MO The Blue Note
Wed Apr 28 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s
Thu Apr 29 Kansas City, KS Harrah’s
Fri Apr 30 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre (Englewood)
Sat May 1 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Sun May 2 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Mon May 3 Tuscon, AZ Rialto Theatre

BIZZY BONE AND MEKKA DON CREATE ANTHEM “IV THE LOVE”

BIZZY BONE AND MEKKA DON CREATE ANTHEM “IV THE LOVE”

Legendary Rapper Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs and Harmony and Hip Hop DX Next artist Mekka Don have channeled their energy into a new song titled “IV THE LOVE.” The song, which was leaked to fans last week, is picking up a very strong buzz. (It was leaked last week to Bone and Mekka Don fans prior to a full scale release this week.)

“IV THE LOVE” serves as an anthem for Ohio, one of many states hit hard by these tough times, but it also has a more general message. “The song is about repping where you’re from, being proud of who you are and also about pursuing your dreams,” says Mekka Don.” I was working in a seemingly comfortable job, living the ‘American dream’ as a lawyer at a top law firm, but I wasn’t happy with my career. I was lucky enough to choose to leave and pursue my dream before the recession hit. Many of my associates are losing their jobs now, and are forced to figure out what to do next. For Bizzy and I, we hope that this song can serve as an inspiration for people to pursue their actual dream.” Times like these offer people the opportunity to try something new.

When asked why he chose to do such a collaboration so close to his own album release, Bizzy Bone said, “ I felt the music and the message. Mekka Don’s energy was righteous and I believe we recorded a beautiful psalm. No one ever looked out for me or Bone in this industry except for Eazy E, and I really want to help this young brother make it.”

Bizzy’s and Bone’s story can also give people the same inspiration. Bone Thugs N Harmony were four homeless teens without a dollar. However, they had talent and their dream became a reality through perseverance and hard work. To date, they have sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and have won numerous awards. “I also wanted to make a record for Ohio”, says Mekka Don. “Living in NY makes me realize how little people know about our state. A lot of that is our own fault though because in the Midwest you’re raised to be humble so we don’t promote ourselves. If you look at our history as well as our current status in the industry, Ohio’s influence on hip hop and music in general is undeniable. I think the time is now for us to create a movement.”

The trials and tribulations of Bizzy Bone and Bone Thugs and Harmony have been well documented. However, the one thing that stayed consistent over the years has been their passion for music. “I love music man. No matter what I’m going through, music has stayed consistent,” offers Bizzy. It is an extremely exciting time for the millions of Bone fans throughout the world. Flesh N Bone was recently released from prison after serving almost eight years, and the group has gotten back together – working diligently on an eagerly anticipated album, “UNI 5,” slated for a September release. “That’s my family,” offers Bizzy. “It doesn’t matter what we were going through on the business end. These guys are my brothers and families sometimes fight. The economy is in a recession, but don’t let people fool you – the music industry isn’t. Music never dies. It’s just about finding a way to navigate this industry.”

Flesh-n-Bone, from rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, was arrested yesterday evening in Santa Clarita, California for gun and marijuana possession

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*Flesh-n-Bone, from rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, was arrested yesterday evening in Santa Clarita, Calif. for gun and marijuana possession, reports TMZ.

Police said they took him into custody after discovering a gun in his vehicle. The rapper, whose real name is Stanley Howse, is being held without bail and was still in jail at press time. He is due in court on Monday.

A rep for Bone Thugs-n-Harmony released the following statement: “At this time all the facts have not been revealed publicly, however I can assure you 100% that Mr. Howse has not walked backwards! We live in a great American country where one is innocent until proven guilty.”