A special edition issue of Rolling Stone has enraged rapper Layzie Bone, because the hugely successful group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was not included in “The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.”
On Facebook, he chided the rock publication for the dismissal of the Cleveland-bred collective.
“#RollingStone releases new issue “The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop songs” you mean to tell me not one Bone song made there roster. SMH. First rap group with a Grammy. Over 50 mil sold worldwide and, we contributed a style and harmony that changed hip hop 4eva. They trying to sweep me and my Ni**az under the rug huh. Erase us from history. Nah f**k that and f**k #RollingStone I’m heated #BoneThugsNHarmony #Eternal we still selling out shows 20+ years and counting. BITCHES.”
By calling them out, he also received thousands of supporters that shared the post through their respective social media outlets.
“Crossroads” alone warrants inclusion on the list.
The song is a Grammy award winner and Bone Thug’s biggest selling single. It hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot Rap Singles when he came out in 1996.
Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Wish Bone performed the song, a solemn ode to those that have died.