Today, Sept. 12, is the birthday of Cleveland artist and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Bryon Anthony McCane II, better known as Bizzy Bone. He is now 42.

Bizzy Bone met his fellow members Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone when he was 13 years old in Cleveland. The group began singing together and Bizzy became one of the founding members of Bone Enterprises in 1992. It wasn't long before the guys' music caught the ear of N.W.A rapper Eazy-E and they were signed to Ruthless Records in 1993, renaming themselves Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and dropping their debut Creepin on ah Come Up that same year.

Bone Thugs would go on to supply a defining sound for Cleveland and make hits like "1st of the Month," "East 1999" and "Tha Crossroads," which won a Grammy in 1997 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

Bizzy Bone is known for his melodic, high-pitched delivery. Bizzy broke off from the crew and dropped his solo debut Heaven'z Movie in 1998. The platinum-selling singer has dropped eight solo albums to date. Bizzy Bone and Krayzie Bone have linked up again recently as the duo Bone Thugs, dropping their joint album New Waves earlier this year.

Happy Birthday, Bizzy Bone!

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