Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
E 1999 Eternal


2.0
poor

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
February 13th, 2010 | 170 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Bone family has all the tip-top ingredients needed to make a five-star meal. They just absolutely, totally fuck up the recipe somehow.

Those poor, poor Cleveland sports fans. They’ve gone forty-six years without a championship, which is the longest drought than any other city with at least three pro sports teams. The Indians last won in ’48, which is the second-longest baseball drought behind the Cubs, and the Browns last won in ’64, before the Super Bowl even EXISTED. Hell, the Cavs haven’t won any championships, and although they’re favored to win the Larry O’Brien this year, I don’t think they will. I mean, they have all the pieces. Epic superstar LeBron, heavy hitting big man Shaq, solid point guard Mo, a good coach in Mike Brown, and a deep bench. All the right ingredients are there, but I think they’ll just somehow mess it up. Cleveland families have a tendency to do that.

Technically speaking, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony should be my favorite group ever. With a thumbs up from one of my favorite rappers Eazy-E, lyrical mimicking of my all time favorite group Three 6 Mafia, lightning fast deliveries, and a good R&B/Soul smoke beat format, BTNH should make me do backflips. But, they don’t, and I have not a clue as to why. It’s easy to see why they’d be successful. I understand the theoretics of why they produced a quadruple platinum EP and won a Grammy. But literally, I don’t comprehend it. The soulful, raptor quick, half-singing, half-rapping of the Bone family seems great in principle, but comes off as boring. Their chill, spiritual smoke beat format – consisting of enlightened and creepy synths, dark and light piano samples, gentle percussion, and twinkles – just aren’t what they should be. And their lyrics entailing tales of drug use, violent acts and occult references aren’t that observably commendable for being ‘gangsta’ or ‘satanic.’

All their ingredients are EPIC, but are seemingly stale in their sub-qualities. Possibly the biggest waste of opportunity and talent I’ve ever witnessed. Some of the items on the list of hip-hop mysteries I find perplexing are “who killed Tupac?” and “who killed Biggie?” and “how can anybody like Soulja Boy?” Now, we might as well throw “how can I hate Bone Thugs-n-Harmony so much?” on there, too.



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Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This needed a review. Sorry in advance to anybody that loves BTNH and/or this album. I really am.

After clearing my bias against them (I'm a huge Mafia fan) and urging from illmitch, I thought I'd give it a spin through. I thought I'd love them. But I didn't. It genuinely disappoints me.

Although, 1st of Tha Month and Crossroad are both epic songs.

cirq
February 14th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

.......i dont know if i can still like you bulldog.

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I'm sorry cirq. =(

Please don't leave me.

cirq
February 14th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

you cant hate bone thugs!

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i tried so hard.

cirq
February 14th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

:'( i guess this is goodbye then

hydeyomoney
February 14th 2010


934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i have never agreed with a review so hard.

nice job.

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

noooooooooooo. pleeeease D':

CIIIIIIIRQ

cirq
February 14th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

both of you?!

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Crossroad and 1st Of Tha Month make up my last 9 plays on Rhapsody.

erasedcitizen
February 14th 2010


716 Comments


Great review, one of your best.

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

thanks erasedcitizen! :D

cirq
February 14th 2010


9264 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

haha my bad, i just pos'd.
dont agree though :/

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

thanks cirq. im glad we came to an understanding. :D

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Crossroad is epic.

R6Rider
February 14th 2010


4626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5


anyways bulldog this is some top notch gangsta rap, can't see why you rated it so low

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R6Rider
February 14th 2010


4626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm also from Cleveland so now I really don't like you

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i'm sorry R6Rider. whether it be for not liking BTNH or for the cleveland sports reference. maybe we'll be friends in another life.

illmitch
February 14th 2010


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i dunno if you really defended the low rating...seems to me like its a matter of personal appeal, not objective quality

Bulldog
February 14th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

ahhhh illmitch comments. i knew this would happen. and isn't ALL music a matter of personal appeal? i don't think there's really anything objective. there's no formula for music being "good."



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