Krayzie Bone on New Projects and Latest Happenings [Interview]

Krayzie Bone on New Projects and Latest Happenings
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson – Editor

Whenever hip hop is the subject of a conversation, Grammy Award-winning rapper Krayzie Bone would become the discussion of the dialog as being one of the only artists that has worked with 2Pac, Notorious Big, Big Pun and Eazy-E and selling out crowds around the world. Continuing to set himself apart from other artist by staying relevant in a much competitive industry for over 20 years, Krayzie Bone continues to surprise and excite his fans and listeners with his unique and distinctive harmonic rhyme flow. 

Recently, I had the pleasure again of speaking with the multi-platinum selling rapper of the legendary rap/hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony regarding his new projects, health issues and latest happenings. Here is what one of the greatest rappers of all times has to share with his fans and readers.

Aaron Robinson: Yo Krayzie, how have you been?!
Krayzie Bone: You know everything has been good! I have just been working...on the move.

Aaron: Last time we spoke you released your album Chasing the Devil (Temptation) and the EP “The Quick Fix.” What’s been recently new with Krayzie Bone?
Krayzie Bone: I’ve basically been busy with the Bizzy and Krayzie album. I’ve been on the road with Bone; I’m working on a Volume II album Chasing the Devil, man just doing a lot of things....staying busy you know! I’m expanding the clothing line [The Life Apparel]. Things have been smooth!

Aaron: Is Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on a world tour?
Krayzie Bone: Yes definitely, the World Tour!

Aaron: How has the project been going with the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album “E. 1999 Legends”?
Krayzie Bone: That album hasn’t been released yet. We actually put that to the side. Actually, Bizzy Bone and I are  working on a duet album right now. That’s the next Bone project that’s about to be coming out....with me and Bizzy.

Aaron: There has been so many young guys making a quick name for themselves in the music industry. Many of them are around for a short period of time. How do you stay relevant in the industry?
Krayzie Bone: Man, just staying true to what we do. We are never trying to be like anybody or trying to sound like anybody else. If you’re the first person that does something, you’re always going to be there with it, always.

Aaron: You are featured on Z-Ro’s upcoming song “Since We Lost Y’all”. What was it like working with him?
Krayzie Bone: Aw man! It was cool! I got the call, and he sent me the track. I’ve been knowing Z-Ro for a while. It was just that time to get it in and get something on wax. I’m glad we got together because the song is amazing.

Aaron: It’s been 10 years since you all recorded the Thug Stories album in 2006. What made that album so unique and so special for you?
Krayzie Bone: We actually did two of these albums like this at the same time where it just me, Wish and Lazy. And this one was a little bit undergoing because we didn’t have like a big budget. We got to go in and get on an underground level. That was the collabo, which was just us three.

Aaron: Within some of your music, you share a lot of consciousness and uplifting lyrics about the music industry and life in general, as far as where you come from. Where did that positive influence come from?
Krayzie Bone: Just from growing up. You know our parents being real spiritual. It was just the way we were brought up. We were always brought up to beware of what’s going on in the world, to be conscious, and to always be alert in life.

Aaron: You are also a business man and run your own record label The Life Entertainment, as well as your own clothing line and store The Life Apparel. With family, business and so forth, what drives you and how do you stay focused and balanced?
Krayzie Bone: You know, for one, my family drives me and my kids, the fans…just knowing that we inspire people ‘til this day. It’s really entertaining. That’s what drives me to still keep going on and still doing this. Forsho!!!

Aaron: Do you have any advice or words-of-encouragement for those individuals who are looking to be successful as yourself?
Krayzie Bone: I will tell them to make sure that they know this business, as well as the person that you are doing business with. You have to understand and know everything that you’re getting yourself into. You have to understand the way that you are going to benefit from a situation and you have to understand how the other person is going to benefit from you. You have to be real smart about it and know your business.

Aaron: I also have to ask you, what did you think of the movie “Straight Outta Compton”?
Krayzie Bone: I think it was done very well. I think it was very accurate. I think a few scenes were over exaggerated. Overall, I think they got the whole essence of the story.

Aaron: You came out open in public about your battle with the autoimmune disease called Sarcoidosis. How has your health been holding up?
Krayzie Bone: You know man, it’s just something that happened. We go through stuff like this all the time. The whole thing is to try to stay as healthy as possible. If you want to live a long time, you just have to go to the doctor and get checkups and know what’s going on with yourself at all times.

Aaron: Before we end the interview, would you like to add anything in closing?
Krayzie Bone: I just want to thank the fans for supporting us with everything we with…looking for us, checking on us. Look out for some new music, it’s coming soon! Definitely, off the hook!

Aaron: Thanks for your time Krayzie, I really appreciate this!
Krayzie Bone: It’s all good bro!    

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