Things haven't been harmonious with Bone Thugs lately. In April, Krayzie Bone announced that he was leaving
The concert, which will also feature Drake and local Ohio artists such as Stalley and Ray Cash, will double as a celebration of Cleveland's 215th birthday.
"They ain't seen us, all five, since Flesh came out [of prison in 2008]," Bizzy Bone told MTV News. "We ain't been able to really put on a showcase for 'em, and this is a beautiful platform. It's gonna be thousands and thousands and thousands of people there, and it's Cleveland's birthday."
Bone Thugs got their start in 1994 with the EP Creepin on ah Come Up and became certified stars with their multiplatinum 1995 single "Tha Crossroads." Through the years, however, the Cleveland group has experienced its fair share of ups and downs. First, there was Flesh-n-Bone's incarceration in 2000, then Bizzy left the group during the promotional tour for the quintet's BTNHResurrection album.
To the casual fan, it might seem as if Krayzie's recent departure is just another chapter in the group's tumultuous history. Layzie, however, downplayed the drama. "I can kind of understand with recent activity and everything why they would probably think that we wouldn't come together for something so big like 215 years — Cleveland's birthday," he said. "Over the years, we proved ourselves. OK, we break up to make up, but we proved to be a family that comes together throughout anything."
So, will the upcoming show bring Bone Thugs back together for good? Wish Bone wouldn't say, but did share that he thinks BTNH's status has been blown out of proportion. "We're not just band members that were put together: We're real family," Wish said. "It's a shame that sometimes we go through things like anybody else but by us being in the public eye, it gets magnified about a million times. It makes it worse than it really is, but that's part of the game ... No matter what, we're going to come together for something that's very important to us."
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