Last night (December 1) Los Angeles played host to the reuniting of the original five man roster of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
The reunion is 10-plus years in making.
Over the last decade the group became fragmented due to infighting and the incarceration of Flesh-N-Bone.
Flesh-N-Bone was sentenced to 11 years in 2000 on assault charges and released in July and the group reconciliated, paving the way for a reunion.
Hundreds of fans had to be turned away at the Club Nokia venue, and lucky attendees were treated to such classic Bone tracks as 1st of Tha Month, I Tried, Notorious Thugs, and the Grammy-winning That Crossroads.
As the group plans their new album Uni 5, Krayzie Bone states that despite their various squabbles over the years, the members realized that their bond as brothers trumps all.
We are just like any real family;we fight and have disagreements, but at the end of the day, we are brothers, from our skin down to our Bones! exclaimed Krayzie Bone to AllHipHop.com. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be a family, unit, team, and group, always.
Since debuting in 1993, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has sold 24 million records in the United States, and 40 million albums worldwide.
They are one of the most successful groups in Hip-Hop history with three multi-platinum albums (Creepin on ah Come Up, E 1999 Eternal, The Art of War), a platinum album (BTNHRessurection), and a gold offering (Strength & Loyalty).
At press time, Bone Thus-N-Harmonys ninth studio album Uni 5 is due out on June 30, 2009.