Veteran urban outfit Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has linked with Interscope for the April 17 release of a new album, "Strength & Loyalty." First single "I Tried" features chart mainstay Akon
, while Mariah Carey and Bow Wow are featured on the Jermaine Dupri-produced intended second single, "Lil L.O.V.E."
The Game, Twista and Yolanda Adams are among the other guests on "Strength & Loyalty," which features production from Swizz Beatz, Akon and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am. The set is also expected to include vocals from group member Flesh-N-Bone, who has been in jail since 2000 on weapons charges.
In addition, the group is prepping a 90-minute as-yet-untitled film to be released in conjunction with the new album. "Strength & Loyalty" is the follow-up to last year's "Thug Stories," which was released by Koch. The set debuted at No. 25 on The Billboard 200.
Group member Krayzie Bone recently shared the best rap performance by a duo or group Grammy with Chamillionaire
for his performance on the latter's hit single "Ridin'."