Bone Thugs N Harmony

No other one has done more to prove that rap at it's hardest and melody at its most sublime were meant to live together in thuggish, ruggish harmony than this legendary Cleveland hip hop band, who won their Grammy for "The Crossroads" 17 years ago. It's a song that still brings back emotional memories of the era and of lost heroes like Tupac Shakur and Easy E, the West Coast impresario who helped bring the band to prominence and who has been known to appear at their concertsin hologram form. But for all the hip hop history that they have been a part of, don't expect the re-united Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Wish Bone to be all about nostalgia. Their trademark rapid-fire delivery and distinctive melodies remain intact (and a chief reason why they remain so inspirational to current touring acts like Wiz Kahlifa and Kendrick Lamar). But they've matured a lot since the '90's. Ticket holders can expect to hear their concerns run towards justice, spirituality and their fallen friends as much as it does the thug life. But despite their wiser stand, the Bones are as 'street' as they ever were, and we are all the better for it.