Krayzie Bone Didn't Agree With Bone thugs-n-harmony's "Art Of War: WWIII"
Krayzie Bone accepting of change in Hip Hop, says the genre has to evolve if it wants to survive.
Bone thugs-n-harmony may have finally released its Art Of War: WWIII album late last year, but according to Krayzie Bone, the album was a project he never approved of. Although the Bone thugs rapper may not approve of Art Of War: WWIII, he says the Cleveland, Ohio-based group still has his support.
“Honestly, to keep it real, to keep it 100, I’m still not down with that album,” Krayzie Bone said. “Because it’s a long story that I’m not gonna get into right now. But it’s all good, though. I’m always [gonna] support my dudes. You know what I’m saying? But we always have our differences. And I just didn’t agree with this album happening, but it did. So, I’mma support my dudes on it.”
Krayzie Bone later revealed that just like families, those in Bone thugs-n-harmony do have their ups and downs, but are ultimately able to sit down together despite their problems.
“We love doing what we do," he says. "We might have differences just like families have differences, but when it’s time for everybody to come to the table everybody come to the table and eat. Have a nice, good dinner. You know what I’m saying? And that’s what we do. This is family first always. We ain’t never tripping too hard like that.”
When asked about Bone thugs-n-harmony being one of the originators of the Midwest sound, Krayzie Bone commented on the evolution of Hip Hop and voiced his approval of any changes made to further propel the genre.
“Music is gon’ continue to evolve, so whichever way it’s gonna go I have no control of that,” the Bone thugs rapper said. “Like really nobody has no control of that. I just do what I do. Music has evolved and that’s what it need to do. Hip Hop needs to evolve if it wants to survive. And that’s exactly what it did. I think that everything that’s going on in Hip Hop…it was gonna happen. It was gonna eventually change.”
After a handful of delays, Art Of War: WWIII was released on December 10, 2013. Prior to the album’s release late last year, Krayzie Bone spoke exclusively with HipHopDX about the album and revealed that the LP would not include appearances from all Bone thugs-n-harmony members.
"One thing I got to say about that Art Of War: WWIII album is, it’s been so much stuff going on about that album, and it ain’t even what everyone thinks," Krayzie Bone said. "For one, Wish Bone ain’t even on that album. That’s an album with Layzie, Bizzy and Flesh Bone. I guess the situation was not what it was supposed to be or whatnot to make my brothers not even want to participate in it anymore, so I don’t even know what’s going on with that album. I never had nothing to do with it—never recorded anything for it—so I really don’t know what’s going on with it."