Happy Birthday Krayzie Bone

Krayzie Bone

Birth name – Anthony Henderson
Also known as – Krayzie, Leatherface, Krayzie Jackson, Mr. Sawed Off, Silent Killer, Grandaddy of the Midwest
Born June 17, 1973 (age 40)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Origin – Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres – Hip hop
Occupations – Rapper, entrepreneur, producer
Years active1991–present
Labels – Ruthless (1994–2003)
Mo Thugs (1995-1999)
ThugLine (1998–present)
Full Surface (2005–2008)
Interscope (2006–2008)
BTNH Worldwide (2008–present)
Warner Music Group (2009-2011)
Associated acts – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Eazy-E, 2Pac, Play-N-Skillz, The Notorious B.I.G, Tiffany, Chamillionaire, Mariah Carey, Da Brat, Thug Line, Lil’ JJ
Anthony Henderson (born June 17, 1973), better known as Krayzie Bone, is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He is also the owner of record label The Life Entertainment [1]

Solo career

After finding success with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Krayzie Bone recorded his solo debut, Thug Mentality 1999, in 1998. The album was released as a double disc set, featuring a large selection of guest appearances, including Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mo Thugs, Mariah Carey, Thugline, The Marley Brothers, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Cuban Link, Gangsta Boo, E-40, 8 Ball & MJG, Kurupt, Naughty By Nature and Snoop Dogg. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA.

In 2001, Krayzie released Thug On Da Line. The album didn’t do as well as his previous release, and was criticized for its frequent guest appearances from fellow Thugline members by a few hardcore fans. However his album received plenty of positive reviews from music critics and went gold. Amazon.com went as far as labeling it one of the best albums of 2001.[2]

In 2006 Krayzie Bone was featured in a song “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire. “Ridin'” was awarded “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also nominated for Best Rap Song. It became number one in December on the Piczo Chart 3 months after its physical release. The song also topped the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart when it was released there.

The song ranked #3 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Songs of 2006” and #91 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop”. It was the best selling ringtone in 2006, with 3.2 million sales, certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history. It was also awarded the last Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, which was awarded in 2006.

Record labels

Krayzie Bone was a founding member of Mo Thugs Family, a collective of Cleveland based rap and Hip-Hop musical acts. He broke apart from the group in 1998 to form ThugLine Records, or TL. After a brief reunion, Krayzie again parted ways with BTNH in 2011 citing “uncontrollable circumstances” In many videos he can be spotted wearing a chain that says TL. In 2010 the name ThugLine Records was changed to The Life Entertainment. In order to reach out to more artists and identify the best talent for the label, Conquer The Industry was developed as an internet channel to help up and coming music artists break into the music industry.


Grammy Award

1997: “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” (Tha Crossroads) (with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)
2007: “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” (Ridin’) (with Chamillionaire)
MTV Video Music Award

2006: “Best Rap Video” (Ridin’)
American Music Award

1998: “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist”
2007: “Best Duo Group Rap/Hip-Hop”

Red Everything Movement


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