Legendary Ohio collective Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have recently revealed that they would consider releasing new music if they could get the Compton legend Dr Dre on board. This news comes following an interview with the group’s Layzie Bone.
The emcee (real name Steven Howse) revealed that their Ruthless Records executive Eazy-E actively prohibited them from working with Dr Dre in the 1990s due to politics. However, he feels that now, three decades later, is the ideal time for the overdue collaboration to occur.
In a recent appearance on The Digital Soapbox Network, Howse delved into the details surrounding their eagerness to work with Dre and asserted that if Dre were to call right now, all five members would be right there and ready to work.
Explaining how they were loyal to Eazy-E but simultaneously wanted to work with Dre, Howse revealed how the tricky situation messed with their heads, recalling, “When the opportunity was presenting itself, we was internally fucked up, 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, he’ll get it.”
He continued, “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.”
Although the different members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have had their differences in the past, Howse insisted that, currently, all is well and that they would happily reunite to work with Dr Dre, stating, “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.”