Former Bone Thugs-N-Harmony group member Bizzy Bone is preparing his third major label solo album titled A Song For You.
Bizzy, born, Bryon Anthony McCane II, was a member of the Grammy Award winning Cleveland rap group at the height of their success, contributing to albums like Creepin On Ah Come Up (1994) and E. 1999 Eternal (1995) The Art Of War (1997), albums that have sold over 20 million copies combined.
After a long battle with drugs and alcohol, the troubled rapper was kicked out of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in 2002, when he appeared at a show at B.B. Kings in New York intoxicated.
Bizzy, an admitted recovering alcoholic and drug addict, insists he’s finally ready to return to the Hip-Hop game.
“I can’t wait for my fans to hear my new music,” Bizzy Bone said. “For the first time in my life, I’ve truly been able to put aside all my demons and just focus on making the best music possible.”
Personal issues kept the rapper from a highly anticipated reunion with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on their Swizz Beatz produced album Strength & Loyalty, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 in May 2007.
“It s all love with Bone Thugs,” Bizzy revealed. “I love and support what they’re doing. If they ever need anything I’m right here to deliver. I wish them much success, peace and prosperity, as they are much deserving and I’m certain they reciprocate the same feelings for me.”
A Song For You also features Bizzy Bone uniting on a track titled “Money” with one time Bone Thug detractor, Chicago rapper Twista, who has since made peace with his Midwestern brethren.
DMX, Jim Jones, Trina, Good Charlotte and others are featured on A Song For You, which is due in stores early next year.
“Don’t believe what you’ve heard,” Bizzy Bone said of rumors circulating about his well being. “I’m back, I’m bringing it and I’m here to stay.
A Song For You is due in stores before the end of the year.