Koch Records will release a new self titled studio album from rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the sixth album since the group’s debut release, Creepin On Ah Come Up.
The album is the first release from the group as a trio and will be followed by a separate, Swizz Beatz produced album currently in production for Interscope Records.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working again with Bone, Thugs N Harmony,” stated Koch’s General Manager Alan Grunblatt. “I saw them perform acappella in Eazy-E’s office 3 weeks after they got off the bus from Cleveland. When E. 1999 debuted #1 on the Billboard charts and scanned 340,000 units the first week, it was one of the proudest days of my life.”
Grunblatt handled the marketing and promotion of the group’s multi-platinum albums Creepin On Ah Come Up and E. 1999 Eternal while working for Relativity Records, a now defunct label that distributed the Ruthless Records post-NWA release.
The first single from the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album is titled “Fire” and is slated to ship to radio outlets nationwide later this month.
Grunblatt was enthusiastic about the group’s sound, despite the absence of longtime member Bizzy Bone.
“My relationship with the group has been a long and successful one,” Grunblatt continued. “I simply love this new album. It is full of the melodic hood anthems the group is famous for and should return them to the top of the charts.”
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hits stores September 19 on Koch Records.