Bone Thugs is a band that began its musical journey in 1993 and became one of the most authentic hip-hop groups.
This legendary group had Eazy-E as their mentor since he was the one who decided to give them a chance on the big stage and signed them to records. The most interesting fact about Bone Thugs is that they remained one of the best rap groups ever besides several prosaic albums and differences inside the band.
Even though Bone Thugs consider themselves hardcore guys who make music that covers crime and violence, as a listener, it’s essential not to take this seriously and get wrong ideas in real life.
However, one thing is for sure – A Bone Thugs concert is the best place where you can feel their stage energy and how great they really are as performers.
But before you enjoy some of their live shows, let’s see which are their best songs ever.
Every Bone Thugs n Harmony tour is marked significantly by their performance of their best song, The Crossroads. It’s also their most popular track that’s a dedication to their mentor Eazy-E, who unfortunately is no longer with us.
In fact, it has a double meaning since it was first dedicated to Bone’s friend Wallace and named Crossroads, who also passed away, but it was later remade after Eazy-E also left this world.
This track stayed at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for an incredible eight consecutive weeks, while it was also the highest-debuting rap single since it debuted at number two. Tha Crossroads reached number one in New Zealand and won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
Thuggish Ruggish Bone
The Bone Thugs’ debut single, Thuggish Ruggish Bone, is number two on our list. It is a song on their first EP and features guest vocals by Shatasha Williams, a fantastic performer with excellent singing abilities.
If you go to a Bone Thugs-n-Harmony concert 2022, you will most certainly hear this track since it’s one of their most famous ones and also a song that marks the beginning of their more successful musical journey.
As you can imagine, the track’s main themes are about Bone Thugs being thugs who are ruggish, which means rogue. The composition may not be one with a positive message, but Shatasha’s singing is more than impressive.
I Tried featuring Akon
This song is the lead single from the album Strength & Loyalty, released back in 2007.
It was an interesting collaboration between Bone Thugs and Akon since the track is about the performers’ struggles in the streets. Even though it debuted at number 82 on the US Billboard Hot 100, it managed to peak at number 6, making it Bone Thugs’ highest-charting track in 10 long years.
I Tried sold one million copies in the USA and 5,000 in New Zealand, and it’s still one of the favorite songs of Bone Thugs fans all over the globe.
1st of Tha Month
With more than 27 million views on YouTube, Bone Thugs’ 1st of The Month undoubtedly deserves a place on this list, and it’s the 12th track from their album E. 1999 Eternal from 1995.
This song is something different from their other tracks on this list. The reason is that it’s about celebration times in the ghetto when welfare checks arrive at the beginning of the month, which is undoubtedly an important moment in such difficult times. It’s also about how people have a great time with their family and friends when this happens.
1st of Tha Month also has another significance because it was the first Bone Thugs track that found its place in the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 since it peaked at number 14. And not only that, but it also got a nomination for a Grammy and was certified gold by the RIAA, meaning it sold 500,000 copies.
Days of Our Livez
Days of Our Livez is an instrumental track single by Bone Thugs that’s mainly based on Making Love in the Rain by Herb Alpert and Tender Love by Force MDs.
This track has been played in the film Set It Off since it was released on the movie’s soundtrack. In addition, it also appears on the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony compilation albums: The Collection Volume One from 1998 and Greatest Hits, released in 2004.
Days of Our Livez was a commercial success since it peaked at number 10 on the R&B/Hip Hop Singles and Tracks and number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was certified gold by the RIAA since it sold 500,000 units and reached number 37 on the UK Singles Chart. Last but not least, many fans consider it an underrated song and one of Bone Thugs’ greatest tracks ever.
Since now you know the five most famous Bone Thugs songs, it’s time to buy concert tickets and have fun!