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"E. 1999 Eternal"
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Crept And We Came
Down In '71
Mr. Bill Collector
Land Of The Heartless
No Shorts No Losses
1st Of Tha Month
Die Die Die
Mr. Ouija 2
Shotz To Tha
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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
"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
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
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