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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Theoretically, an epic hip-hop album could be compelling, but almost of all of the sweepstake entries are tedious, serving to diminish the artist's music instead of enhancing it. Nowhere was that more true than Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's overwrought third album, The Art of War and, unfortunately, that same sense of hubris characterizes Thug Mentality 1999, the ridiculously inflated debut solo album from Krayzie Bone. Freed from the group setting but not necessarily the members -- who fill some of the obligatory guest slots, along with Bone family members such as Relay -- Krayzie doesn't hesitate to accentuate the already smooth surfaces of his music. Some of these ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Theoretically, an epic hip-hop album could be compelling, but almost of all of the sweepstake entries are tedious, serving to diminish the artist's music instead of enhancing it. Nowhere was that more true than Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's overwrought third album, The Art of War and, unfortunately, that same sense of hubris characterizes Thug Mentality 1999, the ridiculously inflated debut solo album from Krayzie Bone. Freed from the group setting but not necessarily the members -- who fill some of the obligatory guest slots, along with Bone family members such as Relay -- Krayzie doesn't hesitate to accentuate the already smooth surfaces of his music. Some of these cuts are positively smoove, which stands in direct contrast to the gangstafied lyrics, but that's always been a part of the Bone trademark. In fact, other than the occasional cut that veers toward urban territory, there isn't a whole lot to differentiate this from the average Bone release -- there's just more of it. A lot more of it: 38 tracks, to be precise. Breadth does not necessarily mean depth. Even though there is more depth than there was on The Art of War, there's a whole lot of filler cluttering these two discs, including several tracks that feel as if they're designed to launch developing artists. Krayzie tries to keep it interesting by varying the flow, never putting too many similar tracks next to each other, but who the hell can make it through 38 tracks of this without a breather, even if some cuts are skits? It may be a cliche to say that this double-record would have been much more potent if it was trimmed to a single disc, but that doesn't make it less true, especially since there are enough songs to make a very good record, possibly one of the best things Krayzie has been involved with. It's just hard to discern that for certain in this guise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1999
  • Label: Ruthless (Red)
  • UPC: 088561167127
  • Catalog Number: 1671
  • Sales rank: 48,685

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (Thug Invasion) (2:00)
  2. 2 Heated Heavy (3:07)
  3. 3 Paper (4:32)
  4. 4 The Messenger (Skit) (2:20)
  5. 5 Payback Iz a Bitch (3:39)
  6. 6 (Relay) Thugline (4:09)
  7. 7 Dummy Man (Skit) (0:29)
  8. 8 Dummy Man (3:13)
  9. 9 Thugz All Ova Da World (3:36)
  10. 10 Street People (4:31)
  11. 11 Pimpz, Thugz, Hustlaz & Gangstaz - Layzie Bone (5:14)
  12. 12 Da Bullshit (Skit) (0:37)
  13. 13 Drama (3:26)
  14. 14 World War (3:03)
  15. 15 The War Iz On - Layzie Bone (4:31)
  16. 16 When I Die - Cuban Link (4:03)
  17. 17 Thug Alwayz (4:22)
  18. 18 Thug Mentality (4:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Murda Won't Stop (Skit) (2:15)
  2. 2 Where My Thugz At (4:18)
  3. 3 Smokin' Budda (3:41)
  4. 4 Knieght Rieduz (Here We Come) (2:49)
  5. 5 Try Me (4:47)
  6. 6 Theze Dayz (3:18)
  7. 7 Silent Warrior (4:31)
  8. 8 Shoot the Club Up (2:58)
  9. 9 Silence - Graveyard Shift (2:32)
  10. 10 Look at You Now (Skit) (4:57)
  11. 11 Won't Ez up Tonight (2:11)
  12. 12 Sad Song (Skit) (3:30)
  13. 13 I Still Believe (1:28)
  14. 14 We Starvin' - Gangsta Boo (4:07)
  15. 15 Smoke & Burn (4:09)
  16. 16 Power (3:54)
  17. 17 That's the Way (3:25)
  18. 18 Armageddon - Soulja Boy Tell Em (4:16)
  19. 19 Murda Mo (5:35)
  20. 20 Revolution - Marley Brothers (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Krayzie Bone Primary Artist
Niko Track Performer
Snoop Dogg Track Performer
Eightball & MJG Track Performer
Mariah Carey Track Performer
Fat Joe Track Performer
Big Punisher Track Performer
Romeo Antonio Bass
Gangsta Boo Track Performer
Layzie Bone Track Performer
Courtney Yee Vocals
Marley Brothers Track Performer
Cuban Link Track Performer
Soulja Boy Tell Em Track Performer
Technical Credits
Beppe Cantarelli Composer
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Niko Lyras Engineer
Stephen Marley Producer, Engineer
DJ U-Neek Producer
David Bett Art Direction
Tony Cortez Producer
Tim "Flash" Mariner Engineer
T-Mix Producer
Romeo Antonio Producer
Antonina Armato Composer
Eric Nordquist Producer
Kay Gee Producer
Leialoha Jones Producer
Steve Lobel Arranger, Producer
Jim Cooperman Business Consultant
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's #1 Fan

    This CD is one of the tightest CD's out there, any tru bone fan has to have this CD, i also recomend his new CD ''Thug On Da Line'',any one who needs bone lyrics email me peace out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Clevelands Finest

    Straight From Cleveland, Krazie Bone, member of the greatest rap group livng,Bone Thugs~N~Harmony,this C.D,Thug Mentality is one of the phattest cd's that i have ever listended to, with some nice trackz such as, Thug Mentality, War Iz On, and Murda Mo, this no wonder this cd has already hit triple platinum, this is da bom, nothin in the world beats this cd, except, BTNH the collection volume 2, this is great this cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tha Deepest Rapper

    I believe Krayzie Bone is the most unique rapper in the game right now. His deep voice with his lyrics being so tight and very well produced. I think Thug Mentality is the most powerful cd Krayzie put out because he dropped 38 tracks on the double disc and i could play the cd on 1 and listen to the whole thing. His lyrics and creativity of rapping gets you more pumped up or just more into the songs. When Krayzie raps, he comes through like he's unstoppable, can't nobody fade him in the rap game. His whole prescence as a rapper is intimidating to other competitors or colleques in the same business.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet disc.

    Disc two is a sweet disc that can be listened to almost all the way through. But I alway did like Krazie Bone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bone Bone Bone

    Krayzie is the man this Cd is off the hook. Thats proably why it went platinum within 3 weeks. Some songs could have been left off. but 80% of the songs are banging. Showing that bone will never die...

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