The Bone Thugs member was a guest on The Digital Soapbox Network in an episode posted on Wednesday (July 5), where he discussed the topic of the group never getting on a Dre beat.
Despite their affiliation to the legendary producer through being signed to Eazy-E, he explained what prevented them from doing so in the past, and added that if Dre was to call right now then all five members would be right there.
“When the opportunity was presenting itself, we was internally fucked up,” Layzie Bone began. “And that n-gga Dre was like, ‘If I can’t have all five of y’all, I ain’t fucking wit y’all. And that was that. So hopefully one day hell get it. I know all of us individually tried. I mean, that’s Dre. Who don’t want a Dre beat? We all tried to go individually but the way the word got back to me was like, ‘Dre said if he can’t have all y’all, it’s no beat.”
At the suggestion Bone Thugs-N-Harmony get together with Dre now, Layzie said: “Wassup Dre? One call from Dre, watch how fast all five n-ggas get together. Let’s preach on that. I’ll drop everything I’m doing for an opportunity to work with Dr. Dre. I’m pretty sure my n-ggas feel the same way.”
The last time all five members did an album together was 2010’s Uni5: The World’s Enemy. While there have been other albums since, none of them had all of the members together. This would be the first one with all five in 13 years.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rose to notoriety in the early ’90s after brokering a deal with Eazy-E and Ruthless Records. Their 1995 sophomore album and second project for Ruthless, E. 1999 Eternal, arrived just four months after Eazy-E’s death and sold over 300,000 copies in its opening week.
It remained at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for two consecutive weeks and has since been certified 4x platinum.
The group have gone through many issues in the years since and even as recently as 2022 were still arguing among the members.
On a song called “Bizzy Get’s Busy” that Bizzy Bone released in September, he called out the rest of his Bone Thugs brethren for excluding him from their recent tours.
“Why this music sound so shitty?” he raps. “Why the fuck is Bone Thugs doing a show without Bizzy?/ Rest in peace to fam litty, n-ggas will shoot you in your city/ Why the fuck is Bone Thugs doing a show without Bizzy?/ I’ll say it again, you should be able to say what you want if they really your friends.”
He later walked back his tour “beef” and suggested it was simply for promo.
Krayzie Bone was asked about Bizzy’s absence on tour during an interview with VladTV months earlier after their epic Verzuz against Three 6 Mafia in December 2021.
Krazyie didn’t allude to any internal issues that would prevent Bizzy from being on the road with them, but he did say: “Bizzy got his reasons. I don’t know. I don’t have conversations with him about that kind of stuff. I let him do him. When he feel like coming and doing what he do, that’s what he do.”
Bone Thugs have played numerous shows over the years and Bizzy has been curiously missing. Fans have speculated it could be due to Bizzy’s unpredictable behavior.