As a part of Bone Thugs-n-Concord, Layzie Bone helped form the sound of hip-hop within the late 1990s, and he tells us why his new solo file is a much-needed ‘breath of recent air.’

It’s not that far off to say that with out Layzie Bone and the remainder of Bone Thugs-n-Concord, fashionable hip-hop would sound fully completely different. As a part of the five-member hip-hop group, one thought-about essentially the most “melodic” of all time, Layzie and his crew helped lay the inspiration for as we speak’s rapper-who-sings. Now, one of many voices behind such timeless hits like “1st of tha Month,” “East 1999,” and “The Crossroads” has launched Wished Dead Or Alive. As a solo artist, Layzie has been extremely prolific, however as he explains EXCLUSIVELY to MeSlop, this new full-length may be his masterpiece.

 “I imagine that Wished Dead or Alive is one in every of my greatest albums, solo smart — If not one of the best — that I’ve ever performed,” says Layzie to MeSlop. Launched on July 3, Wished Dead Or Alive comprises 19 tracks, together with the lead single, “Blackout,” which options Concord Howse Leisure All Stars. Wished additionally boasts featured appearances by his Bone Thugs bandmates Krayzie Bone and Flesh-n-Bone, in addition to Maybach Cube, Dame Dolla, HC the Chemist, Ken Dawg, Stew Deez, Pozition and extra. “I’m extraordinarily proud to current this survival equipment to all my followers previous and new, younger, and never so younger. I hope y’all take pleasure in it.”

Wished Dead or Alive is for me a LBURNA basic,” he tells MeSlop, referencing his nickname/alter ego. “The manufacturing is large and bodacious. The track subjects and ideas are witty and related. General, I imagine the world can use this breath of recent air that I name a survival equipment. There’s one thing for everyone, a variety of flava’s. Begin from the intro and pay attention all the best way right down to track 19 with no skips. It’s dope like that.”

Layzie has been the spine – no pun supposed – of a number of musical teams, with Bone Thugs-n-Concord being essentially the most profitable. The group has offered over 30 million information, gained American Music Awards, ASCAP Awards, and a Grammy. Layzie has additionally discovered success as a solo artist. On prime of his ever-expanding discography, he’s additionally appeared in unbiased movies like Bar BQ, No Guidelines, and the Bone Thugs-n-Concord film, I Tried. On prime of that, his firm, Concord Howse Leisure, has additionally helped usher within the subsequent technology of hip-hop. For a person referred to as “Layzie,” it looks like he’s working tougher than ever.

Wished Dead Or Alive is out now.