Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Beginner's Guide to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Part 1

Sorry for posting so late and probably throwing off your whole Biggie Sunday plans, but I come bearing the first part of a new and vital series here at Every Day, Another Song...

A Beginner's Guide to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Part 1:
Dedicated to Tiger Woods

My interest in the Tiger Woods saga has been decreasing since the initial Thanksgiving Car Crash. However, the other day some text messages were brought to light that caught my eye. Not because I'm interested in how he was able to get a million skanks to bang him on the low, but because he used a certain reference that blew me away.
Tiger: [later, in response to Jaimee's mention of a date who was "full of himself"] you kinda like that for some reason which is weird why you decided on me.
Tiger: having an asian mother and a military father you cannot and will not ever be full of yourself
Jaimee: I have fun with u, you always make me smile and I am not afraid to be myself or say anything to u ... the day I met u I thought u were going to kick me out a few times but for someone reason you didn't and u have told me numerous times I talk to much but slowly as I get to know u iI think your absolutely amazing
Tiger: you are wrong I'm bone thugs in harmon[y]
Wow. Awesome. Now I don't claim to know Tiger Woods, but it takes a certain person to claim that they are "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony." Bone has a very specific and hardcore cult following. Based in the ghettos of the worst city ever, Cleveland, Ohio; Krayzie, Layzie, Bizzy and Wish mix a unique melodic style with some of the most hardcore,  Thuggish, Ruggish lyrics in rap. They also have a very distinct range of song topics... the following quote explains the group's growth from their first album to their second:

"While Creepin' On Ah Come Up's subject matter was focused almost entirely on violent criminal activity. In 1995 E 1999 Eternal saw Bone diversify its content and musical style [Skip one sentence] A considerable portion of the album's concept was built upon violent subject matter, yet Bone also incorporated deeper themes, as its songs dealt with more spirituality and occult mysticism. E 1999 Eternal also introduced Bone's trademark tracks devoted entirely to the use of marijuana."
As you can see, I was surprised when Tiger Woods compared himself to these guys. I mean they are HARDCORE and before the last month, Tiger Woods was nothing more than a lovable golfing cherub.  As a student at OSU I ran into a lot of kids from Cleveland who told me all the local stories, like this gem as reported by Krazie Bone in an interview referencing one of his many arrests...
Didn't it have something to do with an altercation with Wish Bone? 
Yeah, it had to do - it wasn't an altercation it was like me and him was like - we was like driving around drunk doing stupid shit and um I accidentally shot him. Shot him in the leg with the uh twelve gauge and it was like a whole big thing. He went to the hospital, police came, you know what I'm saying, took me to jail and everything.
Ok so, Tiger, although he ruined his squeaky clean image, although purportedly had affiars with at least 10 women, although he got in a domestic dispute, crashed his escalade and had his face clawed up, he's no Bone Thug, but he's well on his way. Stay tuned for the next installment of "A Beginner's Guide to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony"

Song #11: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Mo' Murda

1 comment:

  1. Hadn't ever heard about these pollos. Like them. And I like your blog. Keep it up.