Harmony Restored In Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Grammy-winning rap group back in studio recording new album.

Ruthless Records owner Tomica Woods-Wright has put the harmony back in Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

Years of turmoil within the Cleveland rap group and with Ruthless were put to rest recently after Woods-Wright, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Wish Bone spent 15 hours together in Miami discussing their differences.

"They came out one big, happy family," a spokesperson for Ruthless said Wednesday.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony also came out ready to record. They laid down five tracks for the follow-up to 2000's BTNHResurrection before leaving Miami, and they'll enter a Los Angeles studio on Thursday (January 17) to finish the album. A late spring or early summer release date is expected, according to the spokesperson.

While in L.A., Bone Thugs plan to record with several guest artists and producers, though no names have been confirmed.

The group also hopes to find a way to record with Flesh-N-Bone, a founding member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony who was sentenced in September 2000 to 11 years in prison for threatening a friend with an AK-47.

Since the release of BTNHResurrection, the members of the group have been focusing on solo careers.

Bizzy Bone, who refused to promote BTNHResurrection because of a financial dispute with Ruthless, released The Gift in March (see "Bizzy Bone Has A Gift For Negotiation"), the same month Layzie Bone (under his L-Burna moniker) released Thug by Nature (see "L-Burna 'Bummed Out' By Injury On Video Shoot").

Krayzie Bone followed in August with the release of Thug on Da Line (see "Three Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Members Dropping Solo LPs"). Wish Bone has also been working on a solo disc, though it does not have a release date.

Outside of music, Krayzie Bone is working on "Ghetto Cowboy," a movie inspired by a 1998 Mo Thugs single, and Layzie Bone is developing a hip-hop musical called "Ghetto Fairytales."

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released their debut album, E 1999 Eternal, to widespread acclaim in 1995 and won a Grammy for the single "Tha Crossroads." Subsequent records have not fared as well with critics or on the charts.