Bone Brothers

The Bone Brothers

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by The Bone Brothers
     
 
Finally bringing the much-anticipated reunion of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony brothers Layzie and Bizzy to the stereo, The Bone Brothers is a frustrating album if there ever was one. Skip ahead halfway through this jumble of styles if you want the good news, because the first half of the album is tangled in uninspired

Overview

Finally bringing the much-anticipated reunion of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony brothers Layzie and Bizzy to the stereo, The Bone Brothers is a frustrating album if there ever was one. Skip ahead halfway through this jumble of styles if you want the good news, because the first half of the album is tangled in uninspired venom and commercial thug throwaways. "Like Me" apes Eminem so hard it hurts, "What's Friends" rips off Whodini's "Friends" without adding anything new to it, and the misguided "Dick Rider" tries to marry Bone thugging with Jay-Z's sparkle. Luckily, Layzie's and Bizzy's raps are more hit than miss during these moments, but in regard to production, everything feels forced and choruses that want to be street anthems end up sounding weak and contrived. Once you hit "Give It to Me," a whole new world opens up, and that lazily rolling Bone style is back. It's less ambitious, but the effervescent, feel-good "Hip Hop Baby" is up there with "Crossroads." "Str8 Ridaz" and "Complicated" are worthy additions to your next mixtape of the extended Bone family, and one on-point track after another balances the fake urgency that sours the album's first half. All this said, hearing so much Bone family interaction after loads of solo albums is a nostalgic thrill for anyone who used to spend countless hours listening to Cleveland's finest. That's just enough to recommend this up-and-down album to veteran fans, but the casual Bone listener can pass.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2005
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923571926
catalogNumber:
5719
Rank:
232692

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bone Brothers   Primary Artist
Kareem   Track Performer
Felicia Howse   Track Performer
Skano   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Chris Jasper   Composer
Derek Hess   Illustrations
Clifford Branch   Producer
D. Hudson   Composer
Bizzy Bone   Executive Producer
Layzie Bone   Executive Producer
Steve Lobel   Executive Producer
Derrick Johnson   Composer
S. Howse   Composer
C. Scruggs   Composer
Self   Producer
Dwayne "Deenucka" Johnson   Producer
Dennis Johnson   Producer

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The Bone Brothers 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bone Thugs are the best real hip-hop group still out there! They have made song with every one like 2pac Easy-E Big Pun Bigge and almost everyone else. Yea they have made videios but thay weren't all about girls like todays videos. This cd is great. Every bone thug fan should have it. My favorite song is # 8. This is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
dis cd is garbage no one should listen to dis piece of **** dey never made a song wit pun yakko is one retarted fella dere songs are weak da best group of all time is Wu-Tang, and everyone knows dat bone thugs should stop makin music forever