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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
"E. 1999 Eternal"

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track listing
  • Da Introduction
  • East 1999
  • Etertnal
  • Crept And We Came
  • Down In '71
    (The Getaway)
  • Mr. Bill Collector
  • Budsmokers Only
  • Tha CrossRoads
  • Me Killa
  • Land Of The Heartless
  • No Shorts No Losses
  • 1st Of Tha Month
  • Buddah Lovaz
  • Die Die Die
  • Mr. Ouija 2
  • Mo' Murda
  • Shotz To Tha
    Double Glock

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    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
    N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    "E. 1999 Eternal"

    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony made a name for themselves when their song, Tha Crossorads reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in early 1996. The album it was from, E. 1999 Eternal, was released in 1995, and it also reached #1 on the album charts. If you're familiar with Tha Crossroads tune, pretty much the album is of that same musical style -- a mix of rap and fast reggae-styled lyrics.

    "Da Introduction" begins the album, and it starts out as very dark (and sadistic) and later kicks in with a sound similar to their #1 hit. "East 1999" and "Eternal" have the more hip-hop rap style, and does include the fast reggae-type lyrics. Likewise on "Crept And We Came," yet it has a smoother musical style. The same can be said for "Mr. Bill Collector."

    It is becoming obvious, that all of the songs are just sounding the same: A steady rap rhythm, fast lyrics, and you really need lyric sheets to understand the songs content. "Land Of The Heartless" has some potential, like the other songs, the fast-lipped lyrics remain, yet the music here is just a bit better, compared to many others. "No Shorts, No Losses" is a bit funkier, and "Buddah Lovaz" has a slow soulful style.

    Hip-Hop/Rap takes a different direction with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. By mixing rap and reggae-styled vocalization, it would later surface (and a much better sound) with artists such as Shaggy and Sean Paul. The music here may be better as compared to the lyrics, and this album will not have the listener used to the fast-paced lyrics. This type of music was not new, as the white rapper Snow incorporated the past-paced lyrics (what ever happened to him?). 1999 would be a few years later when this album was released, and their next album, Art Of War, reached #1 on the album chart. Years have passed since 1999, and now we ask the similar question.. What ever happened to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony?

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