Today In Hip-Hop: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Releases ‘The Art Of War’

On this day, July 29, in hip-hop history... 1997: The Art Of War, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's third studio release, was in many ways a declaration of hostilities the title's name implies. After the overwhelming success of their first two albums, BTNH felt besieged by artists who were copycatting their signature style of fast-paced, tongue twisting raps and decided to strike back against these "clones." The Art Of War was an opening salvo calling out  artists like Crucial Conflict, Twista, Do or Die and Three 6 Mafia for allegedly aping Bone's style. On "Ready For War," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony even directly call out by name, Majesty of Crucial Conflict, ...

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