Bone Thugs Dropping Two New LPs; Second Disc To Feature Dre, Kanye, Mariah

Just-released 'Don't Stop' is first single from Thug Stories, out September 19.

Krayzie Bone’s been “Ridin” high lately with Chamillionaire, but he hasn’t forgotten his harmonious roots.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Krayzie’s group since the early ’90s, have two new albums on the horizon, beginning with September 19’s Thug Stories.

That album, the follow-up to 2002’s Thug World Order, marks the group’s first release as a trio, since Bizzy Bone is no longer in the group (see “Bizzy Bone Says He’s Not Crazy, He’s Just Found The Lord” ), leaving Krayzie, Layzie Bone and Wish Bone (Flesh-N-Bone is serving a 10-year sentence for armed assault.) The first single is the just-released “Don’t Stop.”

While Thug Stories is a somewhat low-key affair, the second new Bone Thugs album, expected in late 2006, is being overseen by Swizz Beatz (who brought the group to Interscope Records) and will feature a bevy of big names.

“We got Dr. Dre, we got Three 6 Mafia, we got Kanye West, we got a lot of people on the album,” Krayzie said. “We got Mariah Carey. She promised that she was gonna do a song with us once, and she kept her promise.”

Akon and Ice Cube also show up on the album, which has yet to be titled, and verses Flesh-N-Bone recorded behind bars may also appear.

“Everybody is excited to come back, ’cause Bone is where it started from,” said Krayzie, who is also developing a sneaker line called TL Classics.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony tour dates, according to Koch Records:

  • 9/6 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

  • 9/8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s

  • 9/9 – Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall

  • 9/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

  • 9/12 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note

  • 9/13 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

  • 9/14 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

  • 9/16 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center

  • 9/17 – Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

  • 9/18 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium

  • 9/19 – Great Falls, MT @ Four Seasons Arena

  • 9/20 – Spokane, WA @ Star Theatre

  • 9/21 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena

  • 9/22 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium

  • 9/23 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center

  • 9/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

  • 9/26 – Bend, OR @ Midtown

  • 9/27 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater

  • 9/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fort Cheyenne Casino

  • 9/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre

  • 9/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre