Cleveland natives, Bone
Thugs-N-Harmony
have announced a release date of April 17th for their
studio album under Swizz Beatz’ Full
Surface/Interscope imprint, entitled Strength
and Loyalty
.

Layzie Bone, Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone
have enlisted Swizz Beatz, will.i.am, JD and Neo Da Matrix to
handle the production while Akon, Bow Wow, The Game and Twista will make guest appearances.

The lead single is I Tried featuring Akon; followed
by the Jermaine Dupri produced, Mariah Carey assisted Little Love.

Long time Bone
fans will be pleased to hear a previously unreleased verse from Bone affiliate Flesh-N-Bone, who is currently locked up.

Bone isn’t the
only group releasing an album in 2007.

After nearly three years since their last group effort, D-12 is finally ready to release their
new (and possible final) album, Natural
Born Killers
.

After delays pending from the tragic loss of member Proof, the album is slated to be
released June 19th.

Executive produced by Mr. Porter, guest appearances are said
to be Obie Trice, Nate Dogg, Dina Rae, 50 Cent,
Three 6 Mafia, Fat Killahz and Big Herk.
With production coming Eminem, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Kanye West, Hi-Tek, Swizz Beatz and J.R. Rotem.

The first single, which revolves around fans who are unhappy
with Eminem and D-12’s most recent work, is set to hit the radio in April.

HipHopDX will
keep you posted.