Anthony Henderson (born June 17, 1973), better known as Krayzie Bone, is an American rapper, singer, producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Krayzie Bone
Krayzie Bone performing in 2015
Krayzie Bone performing in 2015
Background information
Birth nameAnthony Henderson
Born (1973-06-17) June 17, 1973 (age 50)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • entrepreneur
  • businessman
  • investor
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • podcaster
Years active1991–present
Member of

Solo career edit

After finding success with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Krayzie Bone recorded his solo debut, Thug Mentality 1999, in 1999. The album was released as a double disc set, featuring a large selection of guest appearances, including Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mo Thugs, Mariah Carey, ThugLine, The Marley Brothers, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Cuban Link, Gangsta Boo, E-40, 8 Ball & MJG, Kurupt, Naughty By Nature and Snoop Dogg. The album was largely produced by multi instrumentalist Romeo Antonio and was certified platinum by the RIAA.

In 2001, Krayzie released Thug On Da Line, which received generally positive reviews from music critics and went gold.[1]

In 2005 Krayzie Bone was featured in the song "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire. "Ridin'" was awarded "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also nominated for Best Rap Song. It became number one in December on the Piczo Chart 3 months after its physical release. The song also topped the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart when it was released there. The song ranked #3 on Rolling Stone's "100 Best Songs of 2006" and #91 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop". It was the best selling ringtone in 2006, with 3.2 million sales, certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history. It was also awarded the last Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, which was awarded in 2006.

During an April 2014 press conference, Krayzie Bone announced that the first installment of the Chasing the Devil trilogy album would be released July 22, 2014 by RBC Records.[2][3] However, it was pushed back and ultimately released on November 20, 2015.

Business career edit

Aside from music, Krayzie Bone has since then ventured into the business world. He was a founding member of Mo Thugs Family, a collective of Cleveland-based rap and Hip-Hop musical acts. He broke apart from the group in 1999 to form ThugLine Records, or TL. He had administrated the label to fellow Bone Thugs member Wish Bone as its president and co-CEO. The group has presently reunited and continue to tour as a whole.[4] In many videos he can be spotted wearing a chain that says TL. In 2010 the name ThugLine Records was changed to The Life Entertainment. In order to reach out to more artists and identify the best talent for the label, Conquer The Industry was developed as an internet channel to help up and coming music artists break into the music industry. As a part of his entrepreneurial drive, Krayzie Bone launched a clothing and accessory line named "TL Apparel"[5] which is a direct tie to his music. Many of his fans support his clothing line as they joined him in the grand opening of the store in Los Angeles. In 2018 Krayzie Bone signed a deal to distribute his digital media company,"Krayzie Bone Media" with The Digital Soapbox Network. His first show "Quick Fix"-The Afterhours was his first project with the network. In 2019 he started the conspiracy podcast #TruthTalks which has garnered a large online following.

Verzuz and aftermath edit

Most recently, Krayzie Bone has found renewed public interest after Bone Thugs-n-Harmony battled long time rivals Three Six Mafia in one of the more notable Verzuz showdowns. With his name back in the spotlight, Krayzie has seized this opportunity to start the "Spread the Love" foundation, a venture in which investments are used to help the youth excel in music and arts within the Cleveland community. On the music side of things, Krayzie Bone teamed up with Fatlip (of The Pharcyde) to assist him on the lead single ("Dust in the Wind") for his album, "Sccit & Siavash The Grouch Present… Fatlip - Torpor". The single dropped on February 18, 2022 and marks the first time a member of Bone Thugs collaborated with a member of The Pharcyde.[6]

Personal life edit

Henderson comes from a fourth generation family of Jehovah's Witnesses, and as such does not celebrate Christmas. He believes many rappers are unintentionally following the agenda of the Illuminati.[7]

Health issues edit

On September 24, 2023, Krayzie Bone was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles, California, after coughing up blood in his sleep, what was later attributed to sarcoidosis. Doctors were unsuccessful in an emergency surgery. On September 26, he was sedated due to a main artery in his lung leaking.[8][9][10] However, on October 3, he announced he had recovered from the ailment.[11]

Discography edit

Solo albums edit

Collaboration albums edit

Awards edit

Grammy Award edit

  • 1997: "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" (Tha Crossroads) (with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)
  • 2007: "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" (Ridin') (with Chamillionaire)

References edit

  1. ^ "CD REVIEWS: Nickelback, Jamiroquai, Mercury Rev and many more"[usurped]. Chart Attack, September 11, By: Debbie Bento and Kori Golding
  2. ^ "Krayzie Bone's New Album Release Date". XXL. 18 April 2014.
  3. ^ HipHopDX (17 April 2014). "Krayzie Bone Announces "Chasing The Devil" Release Date". HipHopDX.
  4. ^ "AllHipHop » The AHH Q&A: Krayzie Bone". AllHipHop. 30 June 2013.
  5. ^ "The Life".
  7. ^ Ness, Jimmy (February 3, 2016). ""I Know There's a Devil": Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Krayzie Bone Finds Religion". Vice Media. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Krayzie Bone hospitalized in 'life-threatening' condition". New York Daily News. 2023-09-25. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  9. ^ "Rapper Krayzie Bone reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles". KTLA. 2023-09-25. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  10. ^ "Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is hospitalized, manager confirms". Los Angeles Times. 2023-09-25. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  11. ^ "Krayzie Bone Shares Health Update After Being Hospitalized". 2023-10-04. Retrieved 2023-10-07.
  12. ^ "Krayzie Bone - Krayzie Melodies: Melodious, Vol. 1". Apple Music. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  13. ^ "Thug Brothers 3 by Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Young Noble of The Outlawz on Apple Music". iTunes.

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