Bizzy Bone

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Bizzy Bone

Bizzy Bone - Live in Concert 2009
Background information
Birth nameBryon Anthony McCane II
Also known asLil Ripsta, B.B Gambini, Gambino, Bizzy The Kid, Midwest Cowboy
Born(1976-09-12) September 12, 1976 (age 36)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
OriginColumbus, Ohio, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1989–present
LabelsRuthless (1994-2002)
BTNH Worldwide (2009-presnt)
Mo Thugs (1996-1998)
Virgin Records (2007-2008)
Bungalo (2003-2004)
SMC (2005)
Real Talk (2006-present)
After Platinum Records (2006-2008)
Hi-Power (2006-2009)
Warner Bros (2010-2011)
Sumerian Records (2010-2011)
Associated actsBone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bone Brothers, Eazy-E, DMX, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Mr. Capone-E, Mr. Criminal, Twista, Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, DJ Quik, Sylk-E. Fyne, Immature, Bad Azz, I See Stars
 
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Bizzy Bone

Bizzy Bone - Live in Concert 2009
Background information
Birth nameBryon Anthony McCane II
Also known asLil Ripsta, B.B Gambini, Gambino, Bizzy The Kid, Midwest Cowboy
Born(1976-09-12) September 12, 1976 (age 36)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
OriginColumbus, Ohio, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1989–present
LabelsRuthless (1994-2002)
BTNH Worldwide (2009-presnt)
Mo Thugs (1996-1998)
Virgin Records (2007-2008)
Bungalo (2003-2004)
SMC (2005)
Real Talk (2006-present)
After Platinum Records (2006-2008)
Hi-Power (2006-2009)
Warner Bros (2010-2011)
Sumerian Records (2010-2011)
Associated actsBone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bone Brothers, Eazy-E, DMX, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Mr. Capone-E, Mr. Criminal, Twista, Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, DJ Quik, Sylk-E. Fyne, Immature, Bad Azz, I See Stars

Bryon Anthony McCane II (born September 12, 1976),[1] better known by his stage name Bizzy Bone, is an American rapper and the youngest member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

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Early life

Bryon Anthony McCane was born to a half Native American and half African father and an Italian mother.[citation needed] At the age of 5, Bryon and his two sisters were abducted by his stepfather. Both his sisters were natural children of Bryon's stepfather. He lived in many homes, apartments, cars and motels and was unaware at first that he had been abducted. He was told his mother had died. In 1983, he was living at a reservation in Oklahoma where his stepfather had dropped him off. A neighbor saw his photo at the end of the made-for-TV movie, Adam and called the police, resulting in his return to his family.[2]

Thereafter, his childhood remained difficult. His mother remarried and Bryon's new stepfather physically abused him and his mother. Eventually, his mother divorced and put him and his sisters in a foster home until she could get her life back together.[3]

When he was thirteen, Bryon went to live with his sisters and their father in Cleveland, Ohio. During this period he met Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone. Bizzy Bone started in hip hop as a founding member of the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, which was formed in 1993. This Cleveland-based crew first got the ear of N.W.A. founder Eazy-E. In 2002, he appeared on the FOX series America's Most Wanted (hosted by John Walsh, Adam's father) [4] and he revealed his abusive childhood and molestation. Bryon also wrote and performed a song on the show entitled "A.M.W." in which he thanks Walsh and encourages abused children to come forward.

The ground-breaking rapper's accomplishments include numerous releases with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony as well as an extensive collection of solo releases and his own label 7th Sign records.

Solo career

Bizzy Bone started his solo career in 1998. He is best known for his style of combining rapid fire raps and double harmony choruses, with a soft-spoken and high-pitched delivery. His solo debut, Heaven'z Movie, was critically acclaimed and certified Platinum by the RIAA. Though the critical and commercial feedback was great, the album was unfinished and rushed by Ruthless Records owner Tomica Wright. Singles for Heaven'z Movie were Thugz Cry and Nobody Can Stop Me. The album didn't sound entirely unlike a Bone Thugs album, but it was obvious that on his own Bizzy felt free to explore his psyche and to go eccentric places his group just would not.

The Gift, released on April 7, 2001, peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart. Many of the songs on the album dealt with his personal life and childhood. The Gift further divided Bone fans, with some seeing his confessional writing as riveting while others found it overly indulgent.

In 2004, Bizzy released Alpha and Omega which showed a change in his musical and lyrical content. Fans responded positively to the album. Bizzy followed up with the limited-edition internet album The Beginning And The End featuring many 7th Sign (Bizzy's own label) members.

He released other albums including Speaking in Tongues and For The Fans vol.1 in 2005, Thug's Revenge, The Story, Only One, Evolution of Elevation and The Midwest Cowboy in 2006, Trials & Tribulations in 2007, Ruthless and, A Song for You in 2008.

In 2010, he released the limited edition album Destination Ailleurs with Papillon Bandana.

Controversy

After finding success as part of the critically regarded hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bizzy Bone became noted for his increasingly unhinged behavior over the years causing many internal conflicts with the other members of the act, having problems with his former label Ruthless Records due to money issues, and being affected by the deaths of his father Byron Carlos in 1997, and his stepbrother and former 7th Sign records artist Adrian "Capo" Parlette in 2003.

In 2004 he embarked on a "spiritual journey" becoming voluntarily homeless for seven months, claiming to have traveled all over Ohio sleeping in bus stations and having no money. He managed to find Jesus for his troubles, through a number of events. On May 2, 2005, Bizzy Bone made news when he displayed unusual behavior during an appearance on Houston's KPFT radio show, "Damage Control".[5] He was asked about KPFT during an MTV interview and commented, "Everybody thought I went crazy, they were questioning my motives and what was going on." [6] He also stated he felt he was being antagonized during the interview and went into defense mode. He later admitted to having a drinking problem and that his family had attempted to have him committed to a mental health facility.

On June 16, 2011 in Chicago Illinois after a Bone Thugs Concert on Bizzy's tour bus it was reported that Bizzy Bone assaulted two Bone Thugs-n-Harmony fans and gave one a broken nose.[citation needed]

Discography

Studio albums

In other media

Filmography

  1. Cutthroat Alley (2003) .... Ghetty
  2. Jacked Up (2001) .... Zach

References

External links

www.insideabizzymind.com www.onlyonemediagroup.com