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3/8/2007 5:46:32 AM
Tags and topics realted to this article include Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Akon, Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri. Hip Hop, Rap and New Releases.
Multi-platinum recording artists Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will release their long-awaited Interscope/Full Surface debut, Strength and Loyalty, on April 17, 2007. “I Tried,” a track that features Akon is the album’s lead single. Mariah Carey rejoins Bone on the melodic “Little Love,” the album’s second single produced by Jermaine Dupri.
“Man, I just feel fortunate to be able to put together something of this quality. We’ve been working on it for some time now, and everyone involved has been focused on making a classic. I think that’s what we’ve done,” said Layzie Bone of the new LP. “I’m really excited to be back on a major label and have the opportunity to introduce a new generation to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,” Wish Bone added.
Strength and Loyalty marks the major-label return of the Grammy-winning super-group, now a trio (Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, and Krayzie Bone), who has been busy in the studio working with hit makers Akon, Swizz Beats, Will.I.Am, Jermaine Dupri and Neo Da Matrix.
While recording Strength and Loyalty, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony members found time to work on outside projects. Recently, Krayzie Bone snagged another Grammy for his appearance on Chamillionaire’s 2006 hit single, “Ridin’.” “Being a part of Chamillionaire’s smash ‘Ridin’ was incredible, I’m excited to keep the momentum going with the Strength and Loyalty Bone project”, he said.
In addition to Akon, Mariah Carey, Strength and Loyalty features The Game, Yolanda Adams, Twista, Bow Wow and an unreleased verse from affiliated Bone member Flesh-N-Bone, who is currently incarcerated. Best known for their mega-hits, including “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”, “1st Of Tha Month”, and “Tha Crossroads”, and chart-topping LPs (E 1999 Eternal and The Art of War), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has sold over 30 million albums to date. Strength and Loyalty will be their seventh original full-length release.
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