A special edition issue of Rolling Stone has enraged rapper Layzie Bone, because the hugely successful group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was not included in “The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.”
On Facebook, he chided the rock publication for the dismissal of the Cleveland-bred collective.
“#RollingStone releases new issue “The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop songs” you mean to tell me not one Bone song made there roster. SMH. First rap group with a Grammy. Over 50 mil sold worldwide and, we contributed a style and harmony that changed hip hop 4eva. They trying to sweep me and my Ni**az under the rug huh. Erase us from history. Nah f**k that and f**k #RollingStone I’m heated #BoneThugsNHarmony #Eternal we still selling out shows 20+ years and counting. B######.”
By calling them out, he also received thousands of supporters that shared the post through their respective social media outlets.
“Crossroads” alone warrants inclusion on the list.
The song is a Grammy award winner and Bone Thug’s biggest selling single. It hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot Rap Singles when he came out in 1996.
Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Wish Bone performed the song, a solemn ode to those that have died.