These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Contractual Purity: After "Tha Crossroads", much to the chagrin of fans that prefer their darker, harder stuff.
Ensemble Dark Horse: It's highly debatable how to view this regarding Krayzie and Bizzy. Many see one or both of them as darkhorses relating to the group's overall popularity, but then there are those who consider them the popular ones and instead see Flesh as the REAL dark horse.
The group itself could qualify in the context of the Hip-Hop scene. Their success came out of nowhere, nobody expected them to last as long as they did, and this is in spite of their lack of respect from the industry.
Growing the Beard: As far as lyrics and subject matter, although there are some fans who could care less about this and would rather have the simplistic violent dark lyrics about murder.
Heartwarming Moments: Most of the time when a hip hop artist samples an older artist's work from a different genre, the most acknowledgement that original artist gets is liner note credit. When BTNH sampled Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" chorus and instrumental for their introspective song "Home", they decided to actually fly to where he was staying in Switzerland in order to feature him in the music video. Despite taking a hit when VH1 treated it as a Big Lipped Alligator Moment, the song was popular enough in the United Kingdom and niche circles elsewhere that they decided to make Collins an honorary Bone Thug member under the name "Chrome Bone".
Magnum Opus: East. 1999 Eternal, some say The Art Of War.
Memetic Mutation: Layzie Bone's "Look what the wind blew in" Lyric became this as he recycles the verse a lot. Wish Bone's solo album that's always "Coming Soon", and the fat jokes. The Mutations have got on some fans nerves.
Newbie Boom: Post-"Tha Crossroads", and probably again after "I Tried".
Nightmare Fuel: A lot of their earlier material from Faces of Death up to The Art Of War. Specifically songs like the "Mr. Ouija" tracks, "Mo'Murder", "Hell Sent", "Sons of Assassins", etc…
Tear Jerker: "Tha Crossroads", made more powerful when watching the music video (which has a mysterious black man in a leather trenchcoat and dark glasses taking the spirits of anyone who has died: a man at a funeral, a teen who got shot in the street, an old man playing cards who his grandson, and worse of all, a premature baby at the hospital).