Twenty-three years ago, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony dropped off one of the best double albums of all time, “The Art Of War.”
Setting things off is Bizzy Bone, rapping like a man possessed — though when doesn’t he? The man’s flow is simply unhinged in the best possible way, his salvos firing in double-time like an assault rifle. Matching him in intensity is Krayzie Bone, who lays down an equally impressive verse; one thing Bone doesn’t get enough credit for is their ability to bring original flow schemes to their chopping, with each member finding distinct pockets that work for them. Check out “Handle The Vibe” for ample proof of that exact quality, and be sure to show some love to The Art Of War on its twenty-third birthday.
They wanted to get RIP fuckin’ wit my sawed-off
Polish it all until it replenished
Soon as I’m finished my pistol get jealous especially 357 me punish you
Buck at me bangin with your magnum for
You crept and you came and shit changed
M-11’s grenades and them AK-47’s bang