Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:48

Hip Hop Best Bet: Bone Thugs N Harmony

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Bone Thugs N Harmony
The Intersection, Grand Rapids
July 25, 7:30 p.m.
$25 in advance, $30 at the door, (616) 451-8232

Admit it: you've only just read the name at the top of this blurb, and already the sweet, smooth sounds of thugs crooning about the street life are floating easily through your brain's jukebox receptor. Although it's been a few years since Bizzy Bone, Layzie Bone and the rest of the Bone boys released any of their familiar ear candy melodies, nobody is likely to forget the reasons why these Thugs ruled the '90s. With hits like "Resurrection (Paper Paper)," "Thug Love" and "Tha Crossroads," Bone Thugs N Harmony were unquestionably responsible for tuning in non-urban America to the silky, harmonious edge of rap's early rough entrance onto the contemporary musical stage. Despite some past arrests and drug-related derailments, Bone Thugs are still going strong well into middle age, and will no doubt bring the same energy and vibrance to their live show that they've always delivered in abundance to fans. On July 25, we'll see ya at tha crossroads ... I mean, The Intersection. Well, same difference. Reported by Emma Kat Richardson

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