Layzie Bone Says Solo LP All About Respect

Thug By Nature: a.k.a. Layzie Bone, a.k.a. Ill Burner

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Layzie Bone took a cue from the gangsta-favorite flick "Scarface" for his upcoming solo album.

"The theme of the whole album is respect," the MC said last week. "First you get respect, then you get the money, then you get the power. But it all starts with respect."

He said Thug By Nature: a.k.a. Layzie Bone, a.k.a. Ill Burner will hit stores March 6. The album features guest appearances by his fellow members of the Mo Thugs Family as well as Doggy's Angels and several underground rappers. The first single will be "Make My Day."

The Layzie Bone-produced Mo Thugs III: The Mothership ruled the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart for a few weeks over the summer.

The solo album is one of a series of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony spinoffs that includes 1997's Mo Thugs: Family Scriptures and 1998's Mo Thugs Chapter II: Family Reunion.