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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Strength & Loyalty

bonethugs.jpgBefore Paul Wall ever chiseled his first grill, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were the people’s champs. Unveiled in 1994 by rap legend Eazy-E, Cleveland’s five-man rapping whirlwind (Krayzie, Layzie, Wish, Bizzy and Flesh-N-Bone) gradually amassed a large following, starting with their groundbreaking EP Creepin On Ah Come Up. Rather than fade away after Eazy’s death in ’95, BTNH lived on through their dedicated fan base—one that pushed their official debut, E. 1999 Eternal, to over five million units sold.

In the wake of the monstrous disc came somewhat of a downward spiral. Offsetting a subsequent pair of platinum LPs, Flesh got incarcerated, while Bizzy came and left, like a deadbeat dad, due to personal issues. By the release of their fourth full-length disc, Thug World Order, in 2002, Bone saw their appeal diminish to less than 500,000 fans paying attention. The turnout was even less notable for last year’s Koch-distributed LP Thug Stories, which barely cracked the 90,000 mark. Faced with the threat of extinction, the remaining members—Krayzie, Layzie and Wish—teamed up with hit maker extraordinaire Swizz Beatz to try to breathe life back into their flagging careers.

As the group’s most eclectic and accessible effort to date, Strength & Loyalty sets things in motion properly. “We’re back with a vengeance, this rap game is stricken without us/Let’s be honest, this industry is overcrowded with garbage,” declares Krayzie on the frantic “Bumps in the Trunk,” a dizzying array of standard Swizz sirens and machine-gun percussion. Throughout, Bone seem determined to prove their ability to adapt to modern times. Over will.i.am’s gothic yet punishing instrumental on “Streets,” the Thugs make sure The Game’s sinister verse remains second priority. Layzie, in particular, spits venom: “Catch a nigga in these streets, make ’em take clothes off/Leave him dead, butt naked, you know you’re fuckin’ with a boss.” Their mission to stay current continues on “Never Forget Me,” powered by both a horn-heavy beat and a high-pitched hook from chorus king Akon.

Decades-long Bone heads need not worry about total change, though. On the Neo Da Matrix–tracked gem “C-Town,” fellow spitfire Twista tag teams with the crew atop an airy bed of whistles and sonic hypnosis. The strongest moment of seamless old meets new comes on the head-spinning “Flowmotion,” a remake of a cut from their 1993 indie project Faces of Death. Backed by newcomers the Individuals’ intense strings, all three members’ flows reach new levels of velocity, especially Krayzie’s: “I’m coming at you with a sound like thunder, strike like lightning/Hit them and they wonder where these thuggish ruggish niggas came from.”

Don’t call it a complete comeback, however. While Krayzie and Layzie show and prove, Wish’s inferior skills frequently emerge as well. Take his infantile wordplay on the Jermaine Dupri–produced radio shot “Little Love” (“Not trying to say that you’re about that paper/But me and you, yes, we’re about that paper”), which makes guest Bow Wow sound superlyrical. Further downgrading the album are scattered, drowsy soundtrack lapses (DJ Toomp’s bland bass guitars on “Sounds the Same,” for example) and stunted creativity (the “been there, shot that” murder taunts of “9mm”).
Through attempts at experimentation, such as the Fleetwood Mac–sampling rock/rap hybrid “Listen to the Wind Blow,” Bone clearly display a hunger for relevance. And as evidenced by the solemn “Crossroads”-comparable single “I Tried,” their knack for genreless harmonies is still intact. Yet, with the final product sounding slightly uneven, some fine-tuning would have done these Bones good. —Matt Barone

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  • Beav

    FIRST!!!

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  • Mpho

    How dare u give the Legends the same ratings as Mike Jones, Paul Wall and fuckin Rich boy… man this some bullshit… u can’t compare those bags to Bone dude, seriously these reviews suck balls man.. the nerve of this nigga

  • MeenaMeen

    The CD is great! The soung with Twista is so tight! They sound great together. Swizzy did them justice. Big ups.

  • http://myspace.com/jondag1982 Jon Dog

    Okay, I don’t know who the hell hired this FU*K who does the reviews, but Bone did it on this album dog. Wish Bone has the best verse on quite a few of the songs. How can you even review the track “Lil’ Love” dog, it’s garbage. Why they put Bow Wow on a track is beyond me, and JD is done. The rest of the album is heat, ask any bone fan. I’ma give Strength & Loyalty XXL. Big Up To Bone, much love ya’ll. (stay outta the studio with Bow Wow though)

  • http://myspace.com/landemadeent landmade change

    i heard tha album cuz, and it does have prolly two or three shoulda been left alone, but to put this on tha same level as paul wall or mike jones?! c’mon xxl. fa real. c’mon.

  • ripsta

    he gave bone an L ????? this nigga should be smacked around the xxl office….fuckin idiot….rest in piece diego corrales( great boxer)

  • jada

    HEY BONE THUGS R KOOL,MAYB AFTA EAZY E DIED DEY WENT DOWN A BIT SO WAT DEY CAME BAC WITH KRAYZIE’S VERSE IN RIDIN DIRTY,DEN NEVER FORGET ME and d best yet I TRIED.D SONG ALMOST BROUGHT TEARS 2 MY EYES.

  • DKastro213

    An L???? This nigga needs to get fired right on the spot!!! This shit is right up there with “Creepin on a Come Up” & “E.1999″. The only track I think that isn’t up to par is “Lil Love” and its not even that bad. This disc isn’t coming out the cd player for a while!!!

  • Smitty Pt3

    damn, these bone thug dick ryders are upset, they aint put shit good out since eternal 1999 or whatever its called, and they still got groupies.

  • deadprezident

    The FUCKING THUGGISH RUGGISH BONE IS BACK!!! AND THEY ARE SCREAMING “NO SURRENDER”. tHIS ALBUM IS MOST DEFINETLEY A CLASSIC AND MUST HAVE FOR ANY BONE THUG FAN! EASILY THE BEST ALBUM SINCE E.1999! ITS A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT THAT BIZZY DID NOT APPEAR ON THIS DISC. MAYBE THE BONE THUGZ WILL SCOWER EVERY DITCH AND ALLEY IN CLEVELAND IN SEARCH OF FORMER RAP STAR TURNED BUM. SHOUTS OUT TO THE DOUBLE GLOCK, THIS SHOULD GET A XXL.

  • http://xxlmag.com famous

    dem bone boyz are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freddy(Vega$)

    WOW I cant beleive this nigga gave Bone an L, an XL at least I not that big of the bone and this album is FIRE yall niggaz need to COP it STAT!! Rest in Paradise Chico!!!

  • RATED R

    man i like bone thugs as much as the next, but i have to admit this album is straight heat. especially with all the garbage thats coming out right now. its refreshing to hear something that aint completely commercial staturated. some real music right here.

  • babygurl

    Bone thugz iz tha best. They bring real shit even wit out bizzy n flesh. Ya’ll trippen.

  • FutureBlackLawyer

    This album was exactly what it shoulda been a “L” It was alright but they coulda done better. And yall know that. dont dog out xxl cuz they reveiws be on point.

  • DO

    This review sux… Album is hot,could have had more tracks but def a must have Bone fan or Not!

  • Lucero

    XL wouldve been a better rating; I agree this is not a classic like they promised but Strength & Loyalty is still a hot album, alot better than some of the garbage that is out there now from these sorry ass rappers; Finally theres somethin i can ride to, because i was tired of fuckin leanin and rockin wit it; these fools dont know how to rap, so they come out with some 2 step garbage; come on! Buy this Bone Thug Album get a pen and pad and take some fuckin notes!!! step your game up!!

  • DKastro213

    An L??? This fool must have been listening to the old Bone album “Thug World Order”, cause he damn sure wasn’t listening to “Strength and Loyalty”. This shit’s on point with “Creepin on a Come Up” & “E.1999″, just more modern. The only track not up to par is “Lil Love”. This disc isn’t coming out the deck for a while!!!

  • TaZ

    fuck this guy… i give this a XL only cuz E 1999 gets my XXL and this aint quite that. “Streets” is fire and all Bone fans should listen to this track if no other.

  • http://xxlmag.com AndretheGreat

    U can down ‘em all you want homie. It’s interesting that since they came in the game everybody sound like them. Sound like you ryd’n on somebody else’s ur self. Give credit where credit is due. This is a cure for hat’n.

  • lil krayzie

    That shit was hard as fuck i listened to the whole cd and this shit is at least a XL the review man needs to be fired 4 sho.

  • http://wwww.insidehoops.com Tips4

    yo does anybody own this album and if any of u does can you plzz put a real tracklist cuz in many sites it was it was 14 tracks but i know there bonuses songs on there

  • Rag thang

    Best rap album of 2007… so far

  • OliviaGotDroppedFromTheUNiT!!

    throw some d’z on that bitch

  • http://xxlmag.com crunk_kitty_4

    S&L Is A HOTTTT CD, A Classic.

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    music

  • 813-tampaboi-813

    GO COP DAT SHH!!!!!!! best album of 07 so far!

  • G.D. 74

    its hott

  • http://xxlmag 360

    Nate dogg is tha chorus king

  • http://xxlmag 360

    Nate dogg is tha chorus king not Akon

  • FUCK XXL!

    man fuck you guys, i have no idea who does the hiring cuz yall hired a fuckin idiot! how dare this guy give the LEGENDS an L????? at the least you guys can do is give them an XL if not make it a XXL becuause this album has touched so many topics its insane. unlike any other bone album, you can truly tell these guys have grown as MC’s. l swear i dont know what it is, i think this guy took that one song Hater Nation (from the Art of War, true hip hop heads would know what im talking about) a little too serously! go on and get your ass outta here you fuckin hater! BONE THUGS FOREVER! TO EVERYBODY….DONT LISTEN TO THIS IDIOT! GO GRAB THE ALBUM, ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY! BONE FOR LIFE!

  • WTF!?

    man, you guys give ying yang twins a XL!!!!???????
    and you guys give true living legends an L???? i swear man, yall are really on some shit….you guys are the reason why HIP HOP IS DYING because you’ll give YING YANG TWINS A XL and leave true legends in the game an L!!!

  • MEXICAN

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ??? fuck the reviewer ths album is FIRE !! fuck the haters.

  • pmack

    watchu pipoz sayn bone’s back its always been about!!! bone 4 lyf

  • D-Baby

    This album is bangin!!! a ya’ll is rite dude who reviewin dis album should be slap cause Bone came back stong.Even doe bizzy anit in the group itz still hot without put 4 ya’lll who anit got the album go & cop cause it worth it.

  • 2 sixteen

    itz straight. it ain’t no classic bone album, but shyt, they ain’t dropped no real shyt in ?? years. dat bone and twista album comin soon tho. dats the one to cop. 2 fingaz

  • REYES

    I THINK THE ALBUM IS HOT I THINK THEY ARE COMING UP AGAIN BUT WITH SOME GOOD SHIT BECUASE ALL THIS NEW RAPPERS DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY BUT REPEAT THE SAME SHIT ON ALL THIS NEW SONG…

  • http://myspace.com/jondag1982 Jon Dog

    I say we get this Matt Barone fired from his damn job. This fool probably thinks “real hip hop” is Lil’ Wayne, and that fuckin’ faggot ass Mike Jones!!!! BONE THUGS~N~HARMONY ARE LEGENDS STUPID ASS. BETTER DO SOME RESEARCH BEFOR YOU GO GIVIN’ “L’S” TO JUST ANYBODY. FUCKIN’ GOOF! And OliviaGotDroppedFromTheUNiT, that damn song has sucked ass since it came out. When are th rest of the fags gonna get dropped for that Gay-Unit. They’re done! FUCK 50, HOMO!!!!!!

  • Loki

    ima bone fan to tha death but shit saying that wish makes bow wows bitchass seem lyrical thats bull. but on the real bizzy need to come back to the group cuz he aint shit with out them and they need him too.

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    **COME CHECK YA BOY OUT AT MYSPACE.COM/YABOYCHEVY

  • DJQ

    mr Jon Dog lil wayne can out rap them niggaz any day sure there legends see that word means the past they can’t handle new hip hop

  • http://myspace.com/jondag1982 Jon Dog

    Lil’ Wayne? You kiddin’ me. I see your point about the past, but Lil’ Wayne?

  • pizzle

    Im sorry xxl. You got the rating wrong. This album iz already classic in my eyes. U got to revise that rating.

  • http://www.yahoo.com T.H.E.O

    Man i tried so hard’ but stil troubles follows me, can’t ya’ll c wat them thugs is spitin.Damn them niggar sing reality unlike girls lik me n candy shop.sily a** mafucker

  • NAVAJO(AKA)SKETCHES

    fuck that shit!!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=9904 jay

    OliviaGotDroppedFromTheUNiT!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    NO FUCKIN SHIT DUECHBAG.. WHERE THE FUCK U BEEN AT!!!!!

    and DJQ… i agree with u completely wayne would kill bone thugs ive started 2 listen 2 wayne since carter 1 and i got carter 2 2 but jus recently i started 2 actually listen 2 wayne n hes fuckin fire hes difently stepped his game up since he was younger and i think wayne would rap circles around half the game now

  • CKA

    First Track Flow Motion pretty damn good
    2nd Track good
    3rd track Meh
    4th Track i tried …damn good if your into that type of music which i am
    5track just one of those radio girl friendly songs
    6th track bone and twista felt it was missing something
    7th Okay song
    8th the street really good song
    9th track okay
    10th its okay
    11th candy paint its got a sick beat sick hook and sick verses
    12th good
    13th good
    14 never forget me pretty damn good song

    Overall i feel the album is XL. Its better than a L because it has to me 6 certified good songs and the others are a matter of opinion. Candy paint, the streets and flow motion are the top 3 songs i am bumpin from the album. The bone and twista song is coo but I was left expecting more. I think they could have came a little better on the album, I grew up listening to bone so I had high expections. It is worth getting because it has some good songs on there however true bone fans will be a little dissappointed since they dont do that many hooks. If bizzy was on the album it would proably be better but that opinion was biased since I am a bizzy fan.

  • MeenaMeen

    Yo, Swizzy did them dudes justice! They were already hot but now they’re on fire! I’m loving the new CD. Arguably…their best work! And definately the best album of 07!

  • morphs

    You guys are fucking idiots if you really thing Lil’ Wayne can out rap Bone Thugs.

    This album deserved atleast a XL.

  • http://XXLmag.com Westside Money

    probably had too much production from swizz beats and it aint got that bumpin potential like they did east 1999 eternal

  • Bone Thugs 4 ever

    MAtt Barone is a stupid piece of shit who sucks on the mainstreams dick…what a dumbass,how u guna give bone thugs a l on a fuckin master piece..them bone boyz cam wit that shit that no bitch ass rapper nowadayz has anything on..bone thugs shitted on cats with this new album..stupid matt barone fagg…i bet he listens to crap like paul wall,mike jones,t-pain, and fuckin ti…some wack ass shit..all u bitches need to learn bout them bone boyz…ITS ME BITCHES!!!!!!!

  • Bone Thugs 4 ever

    MAtt Barone is a stupid piece of shit who sucks on the mainstreams dick…what a dumbass,how u guna give bone thugs a l on a fuckin master piece..them bone boyz cam wit that shit that no bitch ass rapper nowadayz has anything on..bone thugs shitted on cats with this new album..stupid matt barone fagg…i bet he listens to crap like paul wall,mike jones,t-pain, and fuckin ti…some wack ass shit..all u bitches need to learn bout them bone boyz…ITS ME BITCHES!!!!!!!AND FUCK LIL WAYNE

  • http://www.myspace.com/lilroebitch Lil Roe

    Man, y’all niggaz need to face it, Bone is dead, damn shouts to my man(no homo) Smitty part 3, u niggaz saying Bone shoulda got a XXL should be killed ASAP… shit, I mean, think about it- Bone and Swizzie…lmao…this album still got me scratching my head…Bone is dead…hip hop groups in general are…

  • mike

    this shit is fireeee

  • Birdtwan

    Yea…sooo…uh…you see that mets game last week?….album was great

  • whiteboy

    man u niggas is garbage givin this shit anything less then an XL. this cd is straight fire and it was one of the hottest bone cds yet

  • DJQ

    A Jon Don look at lyrics my nigga

    Howdy do mother fuckaz its Weezy Baby,
    Niggaz bitchin and I gotta tuck the cannon.
    Listen close I got duct tape and rope,
    I’ll leave you missin like the fuckin O` bannons.
    One hand on my money, on hand on my buddy,
    That’s the AK47 made his neighborhood love me.
    Bullets like birds you can hear them bitches hummin,
    Don’t let that bird shit, he got a weak stomach.
    Niggaz know I’m sick I don’t spit I vomit,
    Got it?
    One egg short of the omelet.
    Simon says, shoot a nigga in his thigh and leg,
    Then tell him catch up like mayonnaise, um.
    I’m the sickest nigga doin it,
    Bet that baby.
    These other niggaz dope, I’m wet crack baby, yes.
    Get back get back boy it’s a set back,
    Clumsy ass niggaz slip and fall into a death trap.
    Them boys pussy, born without a backbone,
    And if you strapped we can trade like the Dow Jones.
    Wet him up, I hope he got his towel on,
    I aim at the moon, and get my howl on.
    Some niggaz cry wolf, I’m on that dry Cush,
    And when it comes to that paper I stack books.
    You heard what I said,
    I can put you on your feet or put some money on your head.
    Life ain’t cheap,
    You’re better off dead.
    If you can’t pay the fee,
    Shout out my nigga fee.
    See every mother fucker at the door don’t get a key,
    You outside lookin in, so tell me what you see.
    Its about money its bigger than me
    I told my homies don’t kill him bring the nigga to me, yea.
    Don’t miss, you fuckin with the hit man,
    Kidnap a nigga make him feel like a kid again

  • tsb

    fuckin weezy ain’t got shit on them bone boys, that’s so called fire u posted by weezy ain’t got shit on bone djq

    When I’m dead and gone they’re gonna remember me as bein one of the livest
    Genuine ghetto survivors when they gain terror inside
    I pop in their mind, a silent killer
    Straight out the ghetto a grimy nigga
    My lyrics were potent, my fight was venom
    I could kill em, when I get in them
    Niggas never knew what’d hit em
    Legends
    For what we done did on these streets
    And what we done spit on these records
    Blessin
    We take em and put em on beats
    n we give em back no question
    Grandaddy of th mid-west
    Crazy Jackson
    The lyrical serial killer
    I fell em, the innocent is askin about the mind I master
    When it comes to the rhyme I’m faster than half of these niggas rappin
    When it comes to the grind I’m mashin
    No time for second chances
    N when it all goes down adn they put me in my grave
    “Fuck em all” across my tombstone and bury me with my gauge

  • Lil Gravey

    How you gonna dis on Bone Thugs N Harmony fo real man.That shit was hot fire man.Lil Wayne is a fag.So is Birdman.Those fools kissed each other.They can’t even spit even close to the same leval as Bone.The only person to me who is better than Bone is Ray Cash man he spits lyrics like no other rapper.Ray Cash is definetly the best rapper by far.Cleveland stand up.Rec Reel!

  • 420 stay smokin

    now listen up i aint no bone groupie–thug stories deserved an M but this album deserves no less than XL. You bitches at XXL better straighten up and start rating albums properly or XXL mag is done.

  • 420 stay smokin

    now listen up i aint no bone groupie–thug stories deserved an M but this album deserves no less than XL. You bitches at XXL better straighten up and start rating albums properly or XXL mag is done.

  • lil fif

    listen am the gangsta in this bitch ,u just a pussy ass trick,a dont give a fuck we can go ahead ,as long as you know all buss yo in your head,you need to slow ya roll boy ma packets are swoll , av got all this dough am high off blow

  • Jcali

    The reason XXl gave the album a large is the same reason hip hop is dead.

  • Ali

    shoulda at aleast gotta XL not an L….& I didnt ever hear it except for 2 tracks…i tried & lil love…………but chea man they’re pioneers of akon’s style (rap & sing at tha same time) they should at LEAST get an XL………….btw no disprespect 2 Akon whatsoever he really is tha chorus king & his protoge is tha prince (T-Pain….they really ARE takin’ over

  • http://myspace.com/lmurdablocks lmurdablocks

    xl at least

  • jamy jam

    This magazine has officially lost all credibility. I’ll go out on a limb and say this is the best album of the year so far. So many dickheads wont buy this album because of this irresponsible bullshit review, in a time when rap desperately needs acts like bone. There flow, content, beats, hooks and style is like nothing else out there. Large! Change that shit man!

  • killa

    no sadly theyre not ali. theyre takin over in your mind, just like g-units takin over in all their fans minds. no ones ever gonna agree on shit. so all you people who wanna get on internet rap forums and talk all kinds of shit, save your energy cuz no one really gives a fuck. bangin ass album by BTNH.

  • Ders Money

    this is fu**ing bulls**t. what kinda review is this? this album is off the hook and it got the same as fu**ing paul wall, who is garbage. xxl, you gotta change this s**t. this is f**king rediculous

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    I am a gay little boy.

  • Harlem’s Finest

    How tha fuck you gon give “Strength & Loyalty” a muthafuckin “L”? This is one of the hardest rap albums in 2007. U XXL faggots need to get ya shit 2gether because Bone Thugs are legends str8 outta Cleveland.

  • Danny Geezay

    This album should’ve gotten an XL, it’s better than 90% of the bullshit people are rappin about these days. Bone are legends and still are making history with their music, Lil Wayne just got someone better to write his lyrics for him. Look in the credits of all Bone Albums, they’ve been WRITING ORIGINAL MUSIC for over a decade. Respect given where respect is earned, if you can’t feel that ur a hater. Bone Thugs keep doin your thing, bout time they get some props. Go Loco wit da heater 9 millimeter! Bone 4 Life

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  • rico420

    Damn how does this album get the same grade as paul wall,it gets at least an XL,you can tell they put there hearts into this,unlike every cd thats been coming out lately,finally a rap album comes out with versatility and every song has a different style,you can not tell me you were not bumpin your head to 12 of these tracks at least and 12 out of 14 is a XL, and i cant believe im saying this but the source was on point with bones review,at least they have respect for legends that changed the game. awful review!!!!!

  • Jerz!

    Yo, YN, please let this motherfucker go. This is worse then when B Fred gave Ricky Ross the XL. Seriously, someone needs to smack this dude.

  • JuniorG

    AN L, YOU CRAZY NIGGA??????????? THIS ALBUM IS STRAIGHT FAIYAH… if ya don’t like it then you shouldn’t be reviewing HIP-HOP albums…. XXL FAGGS

  • g dawg

    album at least xl beta than anythang out there today cop that shit

  • DJQ

    once agian a nigga try’in me lil wayne is best here some morw lyrics: hard body muthafuka got a heart of a killa
    young guard in the building bouta start a religion
    bouta call Bin Laden up and order some missles
    bring them straight to your block and go to war with you bitches
    if u hit th head been to read falin position
    shoot a nigga from on his porch and make him fall in his kitchen
    cop the big boy porche with all the specifics
    and I keep that torch baby call me olympics
    really white blue pill flippin skills like gymnists
    and never give bitch money blood or kidneys
    when the gun goes plow I be at the finish
    with the medal around my neck autograpghed from my ——-
    the land of the murder dough crack and syringes
    pull up on ya in the coupe
    how fat is your engine
    never talk to those that sat on the benches
    boy, I was in the game on 4th and inches
    these niggas want the business
    ima give these boys the business
    she fukin witht he boy that to time before christmas
    got all these ho’s trippin, got al these ho’s drippin, and we aint PSC but these bitches know we tippin
    I just bought a pint and aint of yall sippin
    make my friends buy they own, fuck em I’m tired of being friendly
    I aint gotta lie I’m just tryin to be with me
    bitches up in heaven waitin on me to die to be with me
    I’m crazy for being wayne,no is wayne just crazy, I’ve been around I’m still around like the geicko cavemen
    hairpin trigga know I won’t shave it
    I spot hip hop in the ocean I’m gon save it
    the south is so dirty bitch u can’t bathe it
    holly grove dog and I feel like matin
    baby girl ur pussy lookin so vacant
    and its fuck you and fuck Georgia bush not makin, fuck waist deep I’m in over my head
    but its cool ima make it, I’m good like makin
    ur girl wants me to come round like regan
    ur boyfriend is softer than the cartin the eggs in,
    I don’t fear nothing but god and weddings
    at the top of my paper like I’m startin a heading
    my homie santana yea that’s my ace
    you may know us as I can’t feel my face

    (verse 2)
    see they don’t know where I came from
    but they know where I’m goin and ill tell ujust how the top feels when I’m on
    in the game I’m no cheetah, ima tiger, ima cougar, ima panther, ima bingo, ocho cinco
    I’m illie shirts softer than gillie, in a pair of gucci flops feelin free-er than wilie, when them niggas left I gotta little but chilly
    but I just let it burn like the end of the philly
    weezy

  • DJQ

    all ya’ll niggaz dick ryders

  • CALI BOY

    THE BONE THUGS AND HARMONY ALBUM IS AMAZING I THOUGHT IT WAS GONNA BE GARBAGE BUT AMAZINGLY ITS PRODUCTION IS A CLASS,,ITS BETTER THAN BUCKS IN FACT!!! IT SHOULD GO PLATINUM!

  • SIR DEZAL

    IM FROM CLEVELAND, AND I AINT EVEN GON CAP-THE NEW CD LIVE AS HELL!! BUT WHAT YALL DONT KNOW BONE HAD LIKE OVER 70 SONGS TO PICK FROM AND THEY ACTUALLY LEFT SOME TIGHTER SHIT OFF!! REAL TALK. IT AINT ETERNAL E.1999, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH-AND BIZZY WILL BE ON THE NEXT ALBUM WHEN FLESH GET OUT APRIL OF NEXT YEAR…CHECK MY SHIT OUT AT:MYSPACE.COM/SIRDEZAL

  • WTF

    str8 BULL SHIT! this dude need to listen to the album again..XL!!

  • http://xxlmag.com J MAC

    i like bone ever since the came out but the last few albums were M’s but this one is one of the best albums i ever heard its up there wit…. all eyes on me, get rich or die tryin, e.1999, the carter, the documentary its a classic album 4 real, rate the album 4 yaself cause who the hell is a critiq??? someone that doesnt even rap.I rate this one XXL

  • Debonair

    A lot of the Lil Wyne fans probably never heard of Bone.Bone came up with an original style that only a few duplicated.Most of the Weezy riders are used to their hip hop sounding the same, so of course they’re going to hate when something different hits’ em…The Weezy riders ( or the fans of the fake Blood crew as i call them) Like simple Hip Hop that focus on hooks and cute little dance gimmicks. It requires too much concentration and an attention span to focus on lyrics. Big up to Swizz and Welcome back, Bone. One love to real hip hop.

  • http://www.myspace.com/jkingbc J-KING

    Im not gonna lie, this album is bringin bone back. (But they never really left)
    ***MIDWEST***

  • T-Money

    “Strength & Loyalty” is the hardest and hottest rap album in 2007. Fuck the faggot who gave the album an “L”. The hardest tracks are “Flow Motion”, “C-Town” “Streets”, “9MM”, and “Gun Blast”. This album gets a “XXL”. You faggots at XXL Magazine need to get ya shit right because Bone Thugs are legends homie.

  • pizzle2

    a Large? mitakes happen.

  • Rob

    Boner-tHUGS fuckin’ suck my dirty balls.
    bitch music for real.

  • Tay

    bone thugs album was hott. they deserve much more than a bogus ass L. they legends and they still doin it bigg and gettin they work done.

  • NoName

    Should’ve gotten an xl, but i guess opinions are like assholes…

  • jkill513

    yall niggaz be killing me, if bone thugs was from brooklyn yall niggaz would have been gave them there legend status. But since ther from the midwest yall make up excuses to diss them. im pretty sure them niggaz sold around 40 million records over there career with no PROMOTION on ruthless records. Who can say that? Not the lox, dip set, ugk, eight ball MJG, dogg pound, i wouldnt be surprise if they sold more than the whole wu tang with there solo albums!! They change the game the mutha fuckas even brought braids and afros back the influence is crazy! Now i do agree wish need to step his game up he hold the group back a little on the album but an L it dont add up. Take off “They Dont Know” and add bizzy we might be talking about a classic. The Whole MidWest should stop fuckin with yall!!!

  • Rodjilius

    hot album period dont care what nobody says

  • AR

    They should rate albums out of 10 cuz theres a big difference between bone thugs and paul wall

  • Cuban Link

    this w.o a doubt deserves an XL.This was heir best album in a looong minute

  • http://ww.myspace.com/brownryder 404-Vato

    Fuck Matt Barone his wackass should be for fire what a dumeass…Bone Thugs Are Legends like Rodjilius said I don’r care what nobody says This Album is One of The BEST in 07

  • Sir B

    Yo Barone is a weak man, probably a punk rocker tryna get down get our shit. fuck him, fuck that…. bone XXL it is…. fuck wot XXL thinks.

  • luckythug

    Nigga is u crazy cuz dis is one of the hottest joints of tha year. I otta punch you in your shit.

  • killa TAY

    ay yo homies at xxl neeeds straighten the fuck up this is probably bones finest work n deserves atleast an Xl.

    Payce b’s Up c’s DowN yO!~

  • http://XXLmag.com king Anthony aka graffitti tha don

    YO`i know the indusrty need`s to give BONE more respect 14teen year`s in the game don`t come cheap.The indusrty is embracein this fake snap yo`finger shit Damn how many more fake thug`s can they bring in .STENGTH @ LOYALTY BONE has alway`s rap the real and keep`s it street shhhiiit look at they video`s thier no hoe`s no car`s just street what other rapper thoes that so let`s see more real and less fake .To XXL BONE needs a front page and Listennn to the history they need an XXL holla at a thug XXLmag.com

  • funk

    shitty ass “L” rating????? this album deserves a XL or XXL it is the best rap album that has been released by any artist in the past few years i mean come on who else talks about real life shit like bone, im not even the biggest bone fan but no doubt bone comes hard always and they are legends and do not even deserve to be rated amongst these other no good artists, only people in the game that can touch bone are the game, obie trice, TI, Em, luda, and maybe a few other artists

  • Eazy-E

    Man, i should slap this niggaz with 9 inches of limp dick. this is str8 up bulls**t nigga. BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY DESERVES WAY BETTER THAN A MUTHAF****N “L”. BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY is Hell Sent. i am f****n mad right now. this CD deserves an XL because E.1999 Eternal is a muthaf****n XXL nigga. I better not find a bad rating on the LATE AND GREAT LEGEND EAZY MUTHAF****N E.
    PS: the radio is gay. it doesn’t have good music. all theze wannabe rappers should just go home and let tha real niggaz handle it.

  • http://xxlmag.com DICKtator

    fuck all you haters BONE~THUGZ~AND~HARMONY~ is da shit

    South Africa stand up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • P-Dawg

    Who d fuck is dis? I guess if you a fan of the “Do your chain hang low”, “Lean with it rock with it”, “King Kong” or all that other whack bullshit you wouldn’t have an appreciation for some real shit. Keep doing what you do critic and I’ll continue not reading XXL.

    BONE BONE BONE…

  • TECTONIC

    YOU GOT TO BE FUCKIN JOKING RIGHT, L? THAT SOME BULLSHIT, ACTUAL MC’S GETTING FUCKED OVER TO THE SAME LEVEL AS JEWELLRY MAKERS. YOU FELL OFF MAN

  • ORIGINAL SOBSTER 24

    These niggas got a large? C’mon they should have gotten a x-small this fucken album slurped rope what a fucken comeback mufukas the production was horrible see thats whats wrong with mufukas trying to adapt with shit thats out now thats why mufukas are wack they aren’t original this ain’t that bone shit the 90′s kids grew up on this that wack shit the millenium down syndrome kids are growing up to ” pop lock and drop it” stupid ass fuck music and them bitches is fuglo ass fuck “crime mob” niggas aint bosses there name should be “Stupid Fucks”!
    WEST COAST NIGGAS!
    SOUTH CENTRAL OR NOTHING!

  • Vincity972

    The album cud be better but it’s aiight. Fuck the review.

  • Forrest

    shitty rating, must be a lil’ corporate bitch doing the ratings

  • Eazy-E

    Lil Roe can suck theze nuts

  • South Bronx 4 Life

    Fuck Matt Barone. “Strength & Loyalty” is a hard album. This album gets a XXL.

  • http://www.myspace.com/larrybrite larry brite

    solid album. i guess you have to be on def jam or g-unit to xl’s these days.

  • Lil Rou

    bone Thugs are done ya’ll im sorry, theyre washed up and need to be put in retirement homes…don’t get me wrong they are legendary but putting this album out is hurting their rep not heping it…(its like when Jordan came back to play for the Wizards)…and as for you BITCHES talkin shit about WEEZY you must be crazy Wayne is killin every motha fucka in th game.. he has by far the best flow in the game right now… The Carter 3 and the I Can’t Feel My Face Album is going to be an XL rating no question…Weezy 4 Life

  • thatruth2u

    Bone Thugs never lost it. They’ve had some cd’s (Creepin on a Come Up, E. 1999, and Art of War) that were better than others, but they never FELL OFF!!!…This Strength & Loyalty cd at worst is worth a XL. Whoever wrote this article obviously is being so pimped by thIS comercial azz industry and companies that they couldn’t show any testicular fortitude (thatz nutz 4 u slow muthafuckaz) 2 give a proper rating. Since u weren’t man enough 2 man up & do it I will & give it a XL!!!!…2 THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS ARTICLE IF U CAN’T DETERMINE THE REAL FROM THE FAKE THE TRUTH FROM THE BULLSHIT & GIVE REAL RATINGS THEN GET ANOTHER JOB WALMART IS HIRING!!!!….CLEVELAND STAND UP!!!!!

  • to real for the streets

    once again bone brothers proved their point all ya niggas r stupid ya just so use to hearing all those b/s music ya dun recognize the truth thts wht it is i can’t beleive xxl either wht kind of ppl u got working in the office labeling shit who u going to labe ths as L ya on some more shyt getof tht shyt nigga be4 ur magazine goes down the drain…..