Krayzie Bone’s been “Ridin” high lately with Chamillionaire, but he hasn’t forgotten his harmonious roots.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Krayzie’s group since the early ’90s, have two new albums on the horizon, beginning with September 19’s Thug Stories.
That album, the follow-up to 2002’s Thug World Order, marks the group’s first release as a trio, since Bizzy Bone is no longer in the group, leaving Krayzie, Layzie Bone and Wish Bone (Flesh-N-Bone is serving a 10-year sentence for armed assault.) The first single is the just-released “Don’t Stop.”
While Thug Stories is a somewhat low-key affair, the second new Bone Thugs album, expected in late 2006, is being overseen by Swizz Beatz (who brought the group to Interscope Records) and will feature a bevy of big names.
“We got Dr. Dre, we got Three 6 Mafia, we got Kanye West, we got a lot of people on the album,” Krayzie said. “We got Mariah Carey. She promised that she was gonna do a song with us once, and she kept her promise.”
Akon and Ice Cube also show up on the album, which has yet to be titled, and verses Flesh-N-Bone recorded behind bars may also appear.
“Everybody is excited to come back, ’cause Bone is where it started from,” said Krayzie, who is also developing a sneaker line called TL Classics.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony tour dates, according to Koch Records:
9/6 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
9/8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
9/9 – Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
9/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/12 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
9/13 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
9/14 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
9/16 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
9/17 – Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
9/18 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
9/19 – Great Falls, MT @ Four Seasons Arena
9/20 – Spokane, WA @ Star Theatre
9/21 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
9/22 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium
9/23 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
9/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
9/26 – Bend, OR @ Midtown
9/27 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
9/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fort Cheyenne Casino
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
9/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre