Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has quietly had a busy year. The quintet from Cleveland has given their fans plenty to buzz about; from their appearance on TV One’s “Unsung” to the group avoiding any negative publicity surrounding legal or interpersonal issues, to their reportedly asking for $10 million to record their next album — Layzie, Krayzie, Bizzy, Wish and Flesh have been doing just fine in 2014. And Krayzie is getting married.
But tonight (Oct. 16), the Bone Thugs will be holding a one of a kind concert in their hometown of Cleveland. The entire five-man crew will be taking the stage at the Performance Arts Center to perform their hits with a full orchestra. And the entire event will be simulcast via ETV.com
The event coincides with the launch of Bone Thugs TV, a new Web channel created by the group. It will be distributed around the world as part of Alki David’s FilmOn Networks. The channel will feature live concert footage, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from events.
The endeavor is good for the crew and for hip-hop; as elders in the genre have struggled to find new avenues for getting their music and legacies showcased to the public. As younger artists command the general populations’ attention, it’s imperative for hip-hop’s earlier generation to not be pushed to the background or discarded completely. Visionary ideas such as this could help spark others to attempt similar approaches to keeping their names alive.