Personnel: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; Geraldine Sigler, Mariah Carey, Phil Collins (vocals); Z. Jimmy (harmonica); Virgil "Stinky" Davis (keyboards); The Rkitek (programming); Eazy-E, Felecia, 2Pac, 3LW, Avant , Krayzie Bone, The Notorious B.I.G., Big Chan.
Audio Mixers: DJ U-Neek; Ian Boxill; Al (Taz) Machera; Eric Nordquist; Aaron Connor.
Recording information: Audio Vision Recording Studios, Miami, FL; Chung King Studios; GTR Media Studios, Inc., Cleveland, OH; Music Grinder; Studio 76, Cleveland, OH; Studio X Productions, Los Angeles, CA; The Backroom, Glendale, CA; The Workshop Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
The Cleveland, Ohio collective Bone Thugs-N-Harmony began as Eazy-E proteges and early signees to his Ruthless Records. For a brief time, the five-member rap trio eclipsed the always-controversial Eazy, scoring huge crossover hits with its knack for intricate harmonies and a blend of smooth R&B and gospel with a hard-edged street attitude. The group's supreme asset was its five distinctive voices and its unique ability to interweave them into a complex mosaic. Ranging from heartfelt to off-kilter, from rapid-fire to contemplative, Bone Thugs' skills culminated in the surreal single "Tha Crossroads," which spent two months in 1996 atop the pop charts.
That seminal hit and over 20 more songs culled from its decade-plus of existence grace Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's two-disc GREATEST HITS, an overflowing collection of the unit's finest tracks. Present are the most memorable moments--the tenacious anthem "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" and the ghostly "1st of tha Month"--alongside such lesser known, but strong tunes as "Thug Mentality" and "Ecstasy." Also on GREATEST HITS is the unlikely, but successful collaboration with Phil Collins, "Home." GREATEST HITS captures the soul of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's restless spirit.