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YMMV / Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

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  • Awesome Music: The Eternal album universally speaking. For the core fanbase it also includes The Art Of War.
  • Awesome Moments: Strength & Loyalty album. Went gold when no other rappers from their era was going gold. Not only that but with just 3/5 of the group no less.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Bizzy has either become enlightened and more of a deep introspective artisan, or a self indulgent, pretentious, narcissistic jack ass who almost derailed the group.
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  • Ensemble 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.
  • Epileptic Trees: Fan theories about the group's misfortunes being linked to their obsession with the Ouija board. Not to mention the speculation that they are cursed, because a lot of their collaboration partners are dead:
    • Their mentor Eazy-E (Layzie has openly accused this of being the product of an evil conspiracy, and not without good questions).
    • 2Pac.
    • The Notorious B.I.G..
    • Big Punisher.
    • Mariah Carey's sanity circa 2002/2003.
  • 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".
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    • The entire Ensemble Dark Horse Internet Backdraft as well as occasional creative differences and departures involving Krayzie and Bizzy also has this as an aspect, particularly in how the two themselves handle it when it comes to answering questions in interviews and whatnot. They both will admit that things tend to go wrong business-wise sometimes but openly disavow the idea of personal animosity or jealousy towards one another every single time. In particular, after Krayzie's controversial departure videos in spring 2011, Bizzy was once asked if he thinks Krayzie and Wish are jealous of him. His response?
      "That probably is perhaps the stupidest question that anybody could ever ask me. But, you know, I'm not gonna answer a stupid question wit' a stupid answer, and just really just say…man, hell nah! That's just dumber than a bag of nickels. It's just dumb, man. Fuck nah!"
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    • That same interview, Bizzy answered a couple of things that Flesh and Layzie were saying. One was the idea that he was working with them on an album called Majority Rules, which he basically said he had no knowledge of and thinks they were just retorting feeling attacked by Krayzie's comments. The other was Flesh in general snapping against Krayzie and accusing him and Wish of having jealousy and hatred for Bizzy. His speculation? Flesh is snapping because he has no idea what's going on. Say what you will about how eccentric and erratic Biz gets at times, the man's sympathy and loyalty towards his brothers even in tough times is impressive.
  • 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…
  • Signature Song: Thuggish Ruggish Bone, and Tha Crossroads.
  • 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).
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • Primarily after they started to shy away from darker occult themes, tone, and beats.
    • When they started infusing more R&B.
    • Using standard song structures like verse choruses verse. When they use to trade back to back interwoven verses then followed by a chorus (if there is a chorus).
    • Being more overt with the religious/spiritual symbolism. Particularly Bizzy, Krayzie is now starting to get this as well.
    • Moving further away from their old producers.
  • Vindicated by History: After the absolute failure and implosion of The World's Enemy album fans are starting to appreciate Strength & Loyalty more.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Featuring Phil Collins in "Home". See Heartwarming Moments above to see how it worked a lot better than one would think.


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