Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Performs ‘Crossroads,’ Chats with ‘Arsenio’
After reuniting at the 2013 Rock the Bells concert, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performed on the ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Friday (Jan. 10) for their first televised performance in 15 years.
The Cleveland rap quintet — Bizzy Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone and Wish Bone — performed their Grammy Award-winning song, ‘Tha Crossroads,’ as well as their latest single, ‘Everything’s 100′ with Ty Dollar $ign.
But the group also sat down and chatted with fellow Clevelander Arsenio Hall.
The rappers talked about their early beginnings and the struggle to get put on in the rap game.
“When we started rapping in the early ’80s, it was like either you sing or you rap,” said Layzie Bone. “If you were rapping, you was hard. If you was singing, you were soft in the hood.”
“We married hardcore rap and melodic sounds together,” he continued. “Every hip-hop artist that’s out now been influenced by what we did. We’re very happy to be here, we feel blessed to [have] contributed something so substantial to music.”
The group says their mission is not finished yet. They have their sights on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which they will be eligible for in five years.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony latest LP, ‘Art of War: World War III,’ is in stores now.
Watch Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform ‘Everything’s 100′ on the ‘Arsenio Hall Show’
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