Krayzie Bone: Why "Thug Mentality" Goes For Two

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Krayzie Bone's solo release "Thug Mentality 1999" will debut at number four on next week's "Billboard" chart with more than 136,000 copies sold.

As we previously reported (see "Krayzie Bone Unleashes His 'Thug Mentality'"), the double CD set features guest appearances from the likes of Big Punisher, Treach of Naughty By Nature, Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, and Mariah Carey, as well as his Bone brothers Bizzy, Wish, and Layzie. MTV News recently asked the rapper what inspired him to go double-length.

"Like I need to do a double CD because... when I did have, like, one album... it felt incomplete to me," he explained. "It felt like I was missing something or like I still had something I wanted to say, you know what I'm saying. So I just... I just kept recording songs... and it just turned out to be a double CD." [RealVideo]

In other Krayzie Bone news, the rapper will have a cameo in the upcoming Fat Joe and Mack 10 movie, "Thicker Than Water."