Krayzie Bone Unleashes His "Thug Mentality"

Krayzie Bone's just-released solo debut, "Thug Mentality 1999," is the latest project to emerge from the Cleveland-based Bone Thugs-N-Harmony collective.

The Bones' machine-gun-quick rapping style has been imitated by such fellow artists as the late Biggie Smalls and, most recently, Run of Run-D.M.C. Krayzie recently revealed his thoughts about these "tributes" to MTV News.

"I realize that we just created a new sound in music, you know what I'm saying, and I take it now as we should be lucky," said Bone. "We can be remembered as a group that changed almost the whole face of urban music, you know what I'm saying. Because everybody's doing it now -- singers got the style, rappers got the style. It's like everybody who's got a hit out almost now is doing the Bones' style." [RealVideo]

Krayzie's debut is studded with guest appearances by Big Punisher, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Fat Joe,

Juvenile, Kurupt, Naughty By Nature's Treach, and fellow members of the Bone Brotherhood.