The Bone Brothers (2005) Eazy-E inspired the rap aspirations — and the massive forearm tattoo — of the Game, but the N.W.A. founder's first protégés were Cleveland's Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,… 2005-02-22 The Bone Brothers R&B
Music Review

The Bone Brothers (2005)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2005; Lead Performance: The Bone Brothers; Genre: R&B

Eazy-E inspired the rap aspirations — and the massive forearm tattoo — of the Game, but the N.W.A. founder's first protégés were Cleveland's Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, who rocked the '90s with syncopated sing-song classics like ''1st of the Month'' and ''Tha Crossroads.''Now two former BTNHers, Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone, are scoping a come-back as the Bone Brothers. But with only one memorable song (the silky, Isley Brothers-sampling ''Need Your Body'') on an album filled with tired old beats, it feels like they're at the cross-roads of Faded Glory and Has Been.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2005 Published in issue #808 Feb 25, 2005 Order article reprints