Flesh-N-Bone To Face Jury Over Weapons Charge

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony collaborator also faces terrorist charge.

Rapper Flesh-N-Bone, sometime member of Cleveland act Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, will face a jury May 22 as he is tried over weapons and terrorist charges.

The date was set on Monday in Los Angeles Municipal Court. The rapper, born Stanley Howse, pleaded not guilty Jan. 6 to charges of possessing a loaded shotgun and making a terrorist threat. He had been arrested Jan. 3 at his sister-in-law's house.

After appearing on their breakthrough album, E. 1999 Eternal (1995), Flesh-N-Bone dropped from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and released a solo album, T.H.U.G.S., in 1996. He was jailed in 1997 after he violated the probation set after 1993 assault and battery charges.

Flesh-N-Bone reunited with his band last year to work on BTNHResurrection, released on Feb. 29. The album features the band's signature fast raps over R&B grooves on songs like "Servin' tha Fiends" (RealAudio excerpt).

Flesh-N-Bone's brother, Layzie Bone (born Steve Howse), will release his solo debut, Layzie Bone Presents the Mo Thugs III Mothership, on June 27. Layzie contributed to two Mo Thugs collections, in 1996 and 1998.