Bizzy Bone - conducted by Hugo Lunny  

Bizzy Bone: Holding On

September 2005

Having blown to super-stardom through the group Bone Thugs N' Harmony, Bizzy Bone has seen it all, experiencing the limelight at a young age. For over the past decade, Bizzy has collaborated with some of rap's finest, including the late revered emcees Eazy-E, 2Pac and Biggie Smalls.

Through troubles with Bizzy and Bone Thugs, Bizzy has pursued solo ventures, keeping his name alive. A re-united album from the group was expected this year, but as Bizzy revealed in this interview, that won't be the case.

Bizzy is set to release his next solo effort, "Speaking In Tongues" on 845 Entertainment on September 27th.

MVRemix: How did you hook up with ODB's manager?

Bizzy Bone: Through an acquiantance in Columbus. His name is Jarred. He's a good guy, a cool fella. Beautiful company, lovely. Taking great care of me.

MVRemix: How is 845 entertainment working out?

Bizzy Bone: I don't know... It's taking great care of me. No complaints. None.

MVRemix: Tell me about "Speaking In Tongues"

Bizzy Bone: Yeah, yup, beautiful album. Well actually they [845] named it that. That's what they wanted to call it. I said, "That's cool with me." You know, whatever...

MVRemix: Did you initially have a different title, or...

Bizzy Bone: Nah... I'd came up with a few things. But you know how that goes. There's always one. There's always gonna be one decision.

MVRemix: What sort of subjects do you discuss on the album?

Bizzy Bone: Always spiritual man. Same thing as it was in "Heavenz Movie" and "The Gift," always spiritual man. Spirituality... lots of other things. But basically it's a spirituality kind of an album.

MVRemix: What's the biggest misconception of you?

Bizzy Bone: I don't know. There's so many misconceptions. I can't call it you know. Mmmhmmm. [chuckles]

MVRemix: What immediately comes to mind when you recall Biggie, Eazy[E] and 2Pac? What are your most immediate memories of the three, individually?

Bizzy Bone: I don't know... Probably drinking. Probably havin' a drink with the fellas. Bein' with Bone [Thugs] really. That was really when I was with Bone Thugs N' Harmony, so that's how I look at that. As far as Pac... always love. And BIG... always love, love, love. Always love.

MVRemix: What's the current situation with Bone Thugs and the forthcoming album?

Bizzy Bone: Ain't no situation.

MVRemix: Are you collaborating again for another album, or...

Bizzy Bone: Nah, ain't no situation. Just what I'm telling you. Ain't no situation as far as Bone Thugs N' Harmony goes - as far as being in the group. I'll always love them guys and always be family. It's just when you put that money in it and you put that bullshit in the game, then it's a problem for some odd reason. I don't know what the fuck the problem is, I don't know why it's like that. I don't know why motherfuckers can't just get along to talk about each other and shit. It's like somebody always wanna play the snake. [raises voice] I don't think that's the position! Fuck that man, ain't nobody got no time for that shit. It's like they don't understand what that shit is and it's so minute at this point that they're like, "Well come on man, get your fuckin' game up and lets play buddy!" You know? [chuckles] That's it. [chuckles] But you know you've got to deal with bullshit and you know, you've gotta deal with bullshit.

MVRemix: There was a lot of talk to the album with Swizz [Beatz] and you being involved in that. There's no truth to that then?

Bizzy Bone: Nah, nah, there wasn't no talk like that. That happened probably three months ago when that was being spoken about. Yeah, it's like it was like that. I was in New York and waited for about a month and... [pauses] nobody called me. I was just sitting there twiddling my thumbs like, "Okay, lets do this... I'm waiting!" I'm walking in parties and seeing them and shit like, "What's up player." The fellas already did their music, they already had like eight songs done. You know what I mean? So they did what they was supposed to do and I had to add my little vocals, my little verse and that would've been the Bone Thugs crew back. It just didn't happen like that and suddenly in Houston, Texas, they'd packed up and said, "Come on, lets sign this deal." "Man, I ain't signin' shit! They got millions and millions, like ten million dollars a piece for it. "Uh uh." I was like "Okay then, holler back."

MVRemix: Definitely a sad situation.

Bizzy Bone: I don't think it's a sad thing, I think it's a good thing. For the simple fact that it's just a real thing. You go through things in life and I've been through enough in life to where I have to go without it. It makes me go without it. So it's like, alright then, fine. Fuck it. You've got to pick it up and just try and do what you can do. There's a few people out there that got love in they hearts. Trust me there. Believe me.

MVRemix: What are your thoughts on the way Hurricane Katrina has been handled?

Bizzy Bone: Same thing. So as far as that goes, no man knows when they'll die. As far as the people - don't nobody wanna see no pain and sufferin'. Can't stand that. That'll put a bad taste in your mouth. Or at least it should. Fortunately, we've got rappers and shit like that to do what needed to be done. Fortunately. You know I see John Travolta out there, he brought the Jet liner. Oprah brought some food in. There's some beautiful people out there really handlin' business. As far as comments, and the rest of that, I see that. I'm like don't question me about that, you question the person it effects. And that's how that goes.

MVRemix: Onto a lighter note. A la "Fight Club," "If you could fight any celebrity, who would you fight?"

Bizzy Bone: Nah, nah, I ain't into that dude. I don't fight man. I don't need fights. Fightin' ain't me. Vengence is the lords. I wouldn't wanna fight nobody, I'd wanna put some money in somebody's pocket. Give them some money or somethin' - if I had it...

MVRemix: Aside from the album, what else have you been working on? Guest appearances and whatnot?

Bizzy Bone: Yeah, yeah, you do as many guest appearances as you can over the course to feed your kids and take care of things of that nature. So that's a good thing.

MVRemix: Any last words?

Bizzy Bone: Praise God! Always. Alpha and Omega, keep movin' in the name of the father, the son, the holy spirit. Amen. That's what I say - love god. That's what they need to do. Keep prayin' and hopefully things go good for them in their lives and they're able to have a life.

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