Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will reunite one last time in their home town of Cleveland, Ohio for the city's 215th year celebration.
Rumors over the years of Bone's break up has proved to be true. 3 months ago Krayzie made the announcement that he was no longer with the group dur to creative differances, but noted that they are still all family.
According to Allhiphop.com, Krayzie Bone had this to say. “Although I recently announced that I was parting ways with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, this year’s Cleveland, Ohio homecoming is a great opportunity for us to reunite, represent and give back to our hometown” said Krayzie Bone. “Don't get it twisted, there is more to Cleveland than just Lebron James or Bone Thugs, and I will make sure that this fact is well known!”
Good Luck to Bone, and thanks for the great music and memories over the years!
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony issued an exclusive statement regarding the abrupt departure of founding member Krayzie Bone.
In the statement, the remaining group members recognize the loss of Krayzie Bone, but also state that the group will continue on.
"Let's be clear, Bone Thugs n Harmony the band/brand did not and does not break up. A single member has parted ways on another mission in life and we wish him love and success," a spokes person told AllHipHop.com exclusively. "BTNH World Wide the brand continues to functions 307 days a year globally, and will continue to do so with respect to its business partners and the great Fan Family."
The group members will continue to perform as well, they relayed in the statement.
"Come see one of our dynamic live band concerts in a city or country near you this coming May through September 2011," the statement concluded.
After 20 years as a member of veteran Cleveland, Ohio Hip-Hop act Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Krayzie Bone has announced he is leaving the group to pursue a solo career and other projects.
The rapper made the official announcement via a YouTube clip that was released to the Internet early yesterday morning (April 14th).
"I will no longer be a part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony," Krayzie Bone revealed. "Due to uncontrollable circumstances, it's basically time for me to move on and just start embarking on different endeavors I've already had planned in my life. Just trying to go to a whole other level in the music game, I am trying to grow and become greater at what I do."
According to Krayzie Bone, he will focus on his label, The Life Entertainment, and develope new artists through a recently announced, upcoming project titled Cleveland is the City Vol. 1.
"It's been a great 20 year run with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, I have nothing to complain about," Krayzie Bone said. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be right now, so its much love, for what Bone Thugs-n-Harmony has done for me. But its that time in my life to where I finally closed this chapter and opened up a new chapter in my life to start exploring these options out here."
During the course of his career, Krayzie Bone and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony have collaborated with a number of artists, including Tupac Shakur, Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, Big Pun, Mariah Carey, E-40, Kurupt and Chamillionaire, who took home a Grammy in 2007 with Krayzie Bone for the hit single "Ridin'."
As for Krayzie Bone, he thanked fans for their years of support.
"I thank all the fans for supporting me with Bone for over 20 years and I hope that y'all will continue to support me on these future endeavors that I embark on. It aint nothing but love, I love y'all, thanks for everything you've done."
Video of Krayzie making the announcement:
If a press release issued by the manager of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is accurate, the group is planning to release a variety of new projects, minus group members Bizzy Bone and Krayzie Bone.
While Bizzy's absence from the group has been well documented, in recent months it was speculated that Krayzie Bone was also in the process of leaving the group.
The rumors seemed to be confirmed when Krayzie Bone announced the formation of a new label The Life Entertainment, which immediately caused friction with former group member Bizzy, who's artist claimed he owned the rights to the label name.
In a press release issued yesterday, Bone's manager Jeremy Geffen stated that the group would wrap up their 90-city tour on October 30th, in Albuquerque New Mexico.
Wish, Layzie and Flesh-N-Bone will spend the rest of the 2010 writing a book, developing a film project and recording a new CD through a soon-to-be disclosed new recording deal.
“We’ve got a great team and big plans for BTNH for 2011 and beyond that are quickly coming to fruition," the group's manager Jeremy Geffen stated of the veteran Hip-Hop group. "I am confident that we have some exciting times ahead including marketing, TV and film synch and branding concepts as unique as the group itself.”
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are one of the best known, and best selling groups in Hip-Hop history, moving over 30 million records worldwide, since their 1994 debut Creepin' on ah Come Up on Eazy E's Ruthless Records imprint.
No further details were available on Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's upcoming albums or book.