Album review

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Thug World Order

The death of mentor Eazy-E, the imprisonment of original member Stanley Howse (alias Flesh-N-Bone) on gun charges, and last album BTNH Resurrection's poor sales may have been the end for less resilient acts than Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Fortunately, the four remaining members simply refused to stop recording. The rapping, backed by sharp beats from DJ U-Neek, remains speedily impressive. The misogyny of "Not My Baby" and the Phil Collins-sampling "Home" apart, Thug World Order is an invigorating return to form.

Rating: 3 / 10


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