Straight up, Bizzy Bone is confounding. But when he interviewed with a Houston-based radio station earlier this year, his enigmatic mystique grew in monolithic proportions. Bizzy, once was a member of Bone Thugs N Harmony, attempted to explain his seemingly erratic, odd and even daunting behavior that day. But, the world didnt seem to acknowledge what he was attempting to justify. That is about to change. The Cleveland native delves deep into his own bottomless psyche and AllHipHop.com went along for the ride.
AllHipHop.com: So whats up, man? Do you wanna, I mean, you know, theres already speculation going on and website stuff
Bizzy Bone: I dont know why this speculation aint turned into no money, man. I seen the record sales boost up. I dont understand it. Well, you know, its just been a lot of different things thats been going on. Like the album is so close to 500,000 copies. We were making five bucks on the album. And, for some reason, nobody can get my money. As far as the J Records thing went, the fellows put together eight songs, and it was three of em on the songs. The songs sounded terrific. I went down to New York. I seen Swizz Beats at the parties, and I was in New York for a month just in order to ad my vocals on top of it. No ones utilized that.
AllHipHop.com: Whats your reaction to that?
Bizzy Bone: What I said was, Well, obviously theyre not as serious as I am. Im not gonna fret over it. Im not gonna sweat it. I already dont have anywhere to live right now. Im hotel to hotel. I mean all of my clothes, my bags, my suitcases, and everything was thrown out of my house I used to live.
AllHipHop.com: These have been some strange times. Have you felt they were embarrassing you, or were you wrong at the radio station in Houston?
Bizzy Bone: I didnt feel like they were doing me wrong, but the DJ actually called and said, Look, I want to apologize. I said, Buddy, you didnt have to apologize. Man, that stuff got played on the Russ Parr show. You know, and then when Ithen when the Russ Parr show gives me a call, Im, you know, Im very calm, very, very collected, and, you know, they, you know, they rushed me off the phone. They didnt even want insight. And they understood, okay, this dude has his wits about him.
AllHipHop.com: Right, right.
Bizzy Bone: And so a lot of people will go crazy from the s**t that has been happening, but you know, to much is given, much is required, in order to be a good leader, you have to be a good follower, and I think that that pissed off a lot of people that I wasnt stone cold f**king nutty crazy.
AllHipHop.com: So you werent on anything that day?
Bizzy Bone: Oh, yeah, a beer.
AllHipHop.com: Beer, okay.
Bizzy Bone: I think I had some Long Island Iced Teas.
Bizzy Bone: [I didnt] smoke no weed, I mean Im not on anything on any day. I dont do dope. I dont do cocaine. Never have done that. Never have been on that, never.
Bizzy Bone: You know what Im saying? I mean if you just imagine if I did with everything thats going on in my head, I would probably be dead by now.
AllHipHop.com: No, no, now, there were some times in that interview where your voice seemed almost demonic, and Im not trying to degrade you or anything like that, but
Bizzy Bone: Well, I mean thats the same thing that goes down with the [Record Industry]. These people put demons drawn inside of the album cover. I have yet to see anybody in the world with horns sticking out of their f**king heads.
Bizzy Bone: Its a beam of light that needs to be controlled. At any time that some bulls**t jumps off, you can sense with your tongue, and say, In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Bizzy Bone: You know, we dont play no games, you know what I mean? Were not afraid to stand up and say no. Were not afraid to take a punch in the face.
Bizzy Bone: As it was written down in, you know, on the Internet, that happened down, when I got back to Columbus, you know what Im saying, in my home city. Im in the club getting my boogie on, just happy that I dont have to walk like that anymore. Happy that I can understand whats going on around the world and understand about the number game and the different things that was never understood before, and I get punched in my face.
Bizzy Bone: You know, I get beat up and jumped on, and I didnt say retaliation.
Bizzy Bone: I said, You know what? I take it on the chin, and I keep on moving, and I love whoever did it. Tell him that I love him.
Bizzy Bone: And that probably pissed him off more than anything could have. And I dont know why love pisses people off, but now you understand how people succumb to hatred.
AllHipHop.com: This spiritual awakening is interesting because some of Bones earlier works did seem to tread onit almost seemed like devil worship, like sometimes you guys had like fire coming off the dome and Im
Bizzy Bone: Remember, remember the promotion. Remember what people succumbed to.
Bizzy Bone: And remember who was in charge. You know what Im saying? These are the words that were coming out of my mouth. Remember what Eazy said. You know what Im saying?
AllHipHop.com: But this is before Eazy died, though.
Bizzy Bone: But you remember what Eazy said.
Bizzy Bone: Remember what he said? Remember Still a N*gga? He called his-self the son-in-law of
AllHipHop.com: The devil.
Bizzy Bone: Oh, well, so, I mean when youre dealing with that type of a level, of course theyre gonna try to put it on you like that.
AllHipHop.com:: Oh, I know exactly what you mean.
Bizzy Bone: So I had noI wasnt even able to give a clearance for the artwork. They throw these things on you.
Bizzy Bone: So you know what Im saying, it gives the impression out, and thats why you may see a person like myself stand up and say, Hold up. It is not about that.
Bizzy Bone: [For anybody] to play my spirituality like its wimpy or its weak.
Im standing, and Im gonna stand, and Im gonna praise God, and must bow in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and they dont have to believe that. Thats cool. Thats fine. But, you know, its 2005 at this point.
Bizzy Bone: And its a serious time. Its a serious weather issue.
AllHipHop.com: Right, right, right, right. Now, let me ask you this. And I dont mean this in any disrespectful way.
Bizzy Bone: Speak your mind.
AllHipHop.com: But some people have, you know, made reference to your sexuality or whatever.
Bizzy Bone: Hey, man, look here, man, like, just like on Americas Most Wanted, everybody knew I was molested.
Bizzy Bone: Everybody know that, man. Everybody know about me. Whenever in the darkness, come to the light, man, you know what Im saying?
Bizzy Bone: Whenever in the darkness, I love women. You know what Im saying? It aint my fault that motherf**kers around me and see something extra special, and they try to get ahold on me. Im not on that s**t.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah, right.
Bizzy Bone: Whatevers in the darkness, come to the light. I mean, s**t, I could tell you every woman that I done banged. I could tell you that I got, s**t, like 15 children.
Bizzy Bone: You know what Im saying? But Im not up here sleeping with no man. I mean I wouldnt [believe] what nobody say about my sexuality.
Bizzy Bone: Thank you very much. One trillion dollars, send the money, thats how I feel. You tell em all. Send the money, baby. You know, its a lot of questions about a lot of peoples sexuality. But Im walking in truth. Anything that can happen in my life, everybody knows that I have no problem with them knowing. I mean, but, honestly, what they want to know? S**t. I mean why ask me a question? Just tell me you want to f**k me.
AllHipHop.com: Right, right.
Bizzy Bone: Just say, Hey, man, I like to stick it to you. Well see if I let you stick it to me, and then well go from there.
Bizzy Bone: And then, you know, I mean whats so funny about that s**t is I think about the brothers in prison – brothers in prison gotta deal with that s**t every motherf**king single day just around them. I dont f**k like that.
Bizzy Bone: So what the f**k. You feel me? So I mean thats just how I feel, and the ideologies dont make no motherf**king sense. You keep that s**t moving.
Bizzy Bone: More so than somebody who was looking like living with a man.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah. All right, all right. And, now, Bone, I mean, Im a little confused. I saw you all at the Run-DMC, the benefit performance a few weeks ago, whatever, and I thought you guys were signing with DMCs label. Thats not the case?
Bizzy Bone: Well, like I told you before, they put the music together, and, actually, that DMC thing was a [trip]. [But] for Clive Davis and the J Records thing, [to not] take advantage of me being in the New York for a month and put me on the track. I took that as them not being serious, and, you know, kept moving. You gotta remember, Im homeless, buddy.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah. How is your family? Have you spoken to your family?
Bizzy Bone: Oh, yeah, yeah, Ive talked to baby mamas and stuff. You know, Im a Western Union-type of dude. You know what Im saying? You know, I do guest appearances. There are people around this country and around this world that are willing to send money in.
Bizzy Bone: You know what Im saying? But, you know, at the same time, some things people have heard, you know, from the Lil Flip to the, you know, this is a different phase that weve been able to be a part of that meant so much to my family, and, you know, we just working as hard as we can. I dont sell drugs.
AllHipHop.com: Okay, all right, all right. Do you have any final statement or comments?
Bizzy Bone: I just want you to know, thank you very, very much. I appreciate you addressing some of the most important questions and some of the most important issues and allowing me the time to be able to speak, and I just want you to tell Alicia Keys I love her. I did not know herI thought her last name was Keys, but to find out its Cook. So, you know, I just wanted to let her know hey, keep doing what you do. Youre beautiful.