As one of the members of the legendary group Bone Thugs -n-Harmony, rapper Bizzy Bone has seen his fair share of success in this industry. Bizzy has also had success as a solo act over the years. He recently spent some time in B RealTV‘s “The Hot Box” , and shared a story about a time where Jay Z offered to be on a solo project of Bizzy’s.
“I’m gon’ tell you the craziest part about my solo record is I was gonna work with these guys called the Christian Brothers,” Bizzy Bone said. “And Jay Z called me because he owned the company that facilitated their music and things of that nature. And he offered to be on the record and things of that nature. And it’s a lot of mistakes that you wish you could’ve said ‘Damn, that would have been a classic.’ You know? But as a solo artist, to answer your question, you need your home base. But people come at you in a way to where they make you think you can take and deal with that situation immediately.”
Bizzy then went on to discuss how Bone Thugs have been able to stand the test of time in Hip Hop.
“We’re like the survivors. We’ve seen the paper,” he said. “And we’re watching the new, young guys not have to go through that same thing and already have that lane. It was so scary because we become the guys that they say ‘thank you’ to. And that’s the scariest part because it’s like ‘I’m not done yet. You know? I’m just getting started. Let me finish paving the road’…It’s an endless thing. Willie Nelson showed us the way. We have so much ammunition in music. And guys that’ll show us past our golden age, 50-years-old, 60-years-old, we can still do what we do because the people are gonna love us forever. And we’re gonna love the people forever. And that will never ever change.”
Check out Bizzy on “The Hot Box”: