Bone Thugs N Harmony E 1999 Eternal Rar
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal
E. 1999 Eternal is the second studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released on July 25, 1995 by Ruthless Records. The album was a critical and commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over six million copies in the United States. It is widely regarded as one of the best hip hop albums of all time, and a landmark in the genre's history.
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Background and production
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, consisting of Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone, were signed to Ruthless Records by Eazy-E in 1993. They released their debut EP, Creepin on ah Come Up, in 1994, which featured the hit single "Thuggish Ruggish Bone". The group's unique style of fast-paced rapping, melodic harmonies and streetwise lyrics earned them a loyal fan base and critical acclaim.
For their second album, E. 1999 Eternal, the group worked with DJ U-Neek, who produced most of the tracks on the album. The album was recorded at Audio Achievements in Torrance, California, and mixed at Ameraycan Studios in North Hollywood, California. The album's title refers to the group's hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, which is located on East 99th Street and St. Clair Avenue. The album also pays tribute to Eazy-E, who died of AIDS-related complications on March 26, 1995, shortly before the album's release. Eazy-E is featured on the intro track "Da Introduction" and the outro track "Shotz to tha Double Glock". The album also features guest appearances from Shatasha Williams, Poetic Hustla'z and Graveyard Shift.
Music and lyrics
E. 1999 Eternal showcases Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's signature style of rapid-fire rapping, soulful singing and dark themes. The album covers topics such as death, violence, drugs, spirituality and the afterlife. The album's sound is influenced by G-funk, horrorcore and R&B. The album features samples from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield and The Isley Brothers.
The album's lead single was "1st of tha Month", which was released on June 15, 1995. The song is a celebration of welfare checks and drug dealing, and features a catchy chorus and a smooth beat. The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number four on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The song also received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996.
The album's second single was "Tha Crossroads", which was released on April 23, 1996. The song is a dedication to Eazy-E and other deceased friends and family members of the group. The song features a sample from "Make Me Say It Again Girl" by The Isley Brothers and a chorus sung by Layzie Bone. The song was a huge success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1997.
Other notable songs on the album include "East 1999", which is an anthem for the group's neighborhood; "Eternal", which is a spiritual song about heaven and hell; "Mr. Bill Collector", which is a warning to debtors; "Buddah Lovaz", which is a tribute to marijuana; and "Mo' Murda", which is a violent tale of street life.
Reception and legacy
E. 1999 Eternal received widespread praise from critics, who praised the group's originality, creativity and lyrical skills. The album was ranked as one of the best albums of 1995 by several publications, such as Rolling Stone, Spin, The Source and AllMusic. The album was also included in several lists of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, such as Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" (number 420), Spin's "100 Greatest Albums: 1985-2005" (number 41) and Complex's "The Best Rap Albums of the '90s" (number nine).
E. 1999 Eternal was a huge commercial success, selling over 307,000 copies in its first week and debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 5, 1997, and has sold over six million copies in the United States as of 2015. The album also sold well internationally, reaching the top ten in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
E. 1999 Eternal is considered to be a classic and influential album in hip hop history, and has inspired many artists in the genre, such as Twista, Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Future. The album is also regarded as one of the best albums from the Midwest region, and one of the best albums from Ruthless Records.
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