Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are back, y'all. Tonight, the legendary Cleveland crew takes over the stage at House of Blues, and there's going to be a lot of singing along. Most fans of rap's golden age have been bumping the Bone since at least the "Crossroads" video came out.
They've been on the scene for 20 years now: If you still can't sing the hook to "1st of Tha Month," that's on you at this point. They're first-ballot hall of famers.
But they're also kind of anonymous as hell. I'd know those harmonies anywhere, but I'm really not sure I could pick Bizzy Bone out of a lineup with three white guys and a lady in it. Could you?
Think about it. Say that creepy-ass angel of death from the "Crossroads" video was after you, and he told you that if you could name all five Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, he'd spare your miserable life. I'm afraid I'd be on my way to hell in a hurry, folks. That's not how I want to go out.
That's why I've done us both a favor and set up this little quiz. How many Bone Thugs-N-Harmony can you name? I'll bet it's fewer than the number of Bone songs on your iPod right now. That's unacceptable. When you're at HOB tonight, you should at least know who you're trying to get a cell-phone picture of.
Ready to test your street knowledge? Identify as many of the following Thugs as you can. One of them may be an imposter. No Googling!
A. Layzie Bone B. Krayzie Bone C. Short Bone D. Dipsie Bone E. Yella Bone F. None
A. Bizzy Bone B. Dizzy Bone C. Layzie Bone D. Flossy Bone E. Biggie Bone F. None
A. Crazy Bone B. Bizzy Bone C. Wish Bone D. Yella Bone E. Silly Bone F. None
A. Fish Bone B. Wish Bone C. Hip Bone D. Kuntry Bone E. Flesh-n-Bone F. None
A. Wish Bone B. Bizzy Bone C. Cross Bone D. Bad Bone E. Ghost Bone F. None
A. Yella Bone B. Fone Bone C. Tuss-N-Bone D. Dizzy Bone E. Silly Bone F. None
1. B 2. C 3. B 4. E 5. A 6. F
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's 20th anniversary reunion tour hits House of Blues tonight. Doors open at 8 p.m.