Krayzie Bone Remembers
Krayzie Bone is a member of the legendary rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Hits like “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Tha Crossroads” put the group on the map. Their mix of harmonic melodies and speedy lyrics helped them to become rap icons.
The group first signed to Ruthless Records after Eazy-E discovered them in the 1990s.
Unfortunately, the beef between Eazy-E and two of the Death Row Records founders was also already taking place.
According to Krayzie, Eazy-E told his group to stay out of the beef. Living by a street code, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony stood with the man who gave them a shot.
“Eazy told us not to get into beef, but it was like, ‘Bruh, we with you. What do you expect us to do just, like, [stay out] of this beef?’ It was like, ‘We riding!’ …” (Krayzie Bone/ The Art of Dialogue)
Krayzie Bone Continues
Krayzie Bone claimed that Suge Knight planned to attack him and his group during the 1995 Source Awards. An unknown person told Krayzie that someone was going to attack during their performance.
“When we was at the Source Awards, they told me they (Suge Knight) was gonna pay somebody $10,000 to run up there and swing on y’all (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) with a cane,” – (Krayzie Bone/ The Art of Dialogue)
Why So Serious Suge?
Krayzie Bone states that Suge Knight felt disrespected after the “1st of tha Month” video dropped.
In the video, Bizzie Bone was wearing a beanie with the Georgetown Bulldogs logo. The special effects made it look like the logo was on fire. According to Krayzie, Suge thought that this was directed towards Death Row Records and felt “disrespected.”
“[Suge] had called a meeting one time and told everybody to look at our videos. One of us was wearing a Georgetown Bulldogs beanie… The director told us, ‘Put the beanies on because the special effects gonna make y’all afros look like fire’…. But I guess this n-gga didn’t know what he was doing and he had the little patch on that hat on fire, and they took it as a form of disrespect.” – Krayzie Bone
A Cold War
Krayzie Bone made it clear that nothing physical happened between Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and members of Death Row Records.
Not everyone at Death Row disliked Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. 2pac was close with the group and even stopped an altercation between Suge Knight and the group. In this situation, 2pac was the cool head.
Glad that this beef didn’t go to the next level. Things could have escalated quickly.
Check out the part of the interview below: