|1.||Bone Thugs n Harmony|
The best rap group ever. They are true to the streets and they do what they say. Krayzie was not born in Cleveland but Bizzie, Layzie, Wish, and Flesh were. Flesh and Layzie are brothers and Wish is their couzin. They first got their record label from Eazy E. The first time they performed for him they got no response but they asked to perform for him again and made it successful. BTnH represent that they come from the streets of Cleveland very hard on East 1999 where they grew up in an area called St. Clair. People thought that at one point the rap group broke up but in their song Ressurection (Paper, Paper) it shows that they never did and that it was just rumors spread. They also played the Ouiga Board and listened to it, which the Ouiga told them to murder some people which they did. Bone thugs n harmony were also frequent weed smokers and also experimented with exstacy.
East 1999 by Bone Thugs n Harmonymore...
East ninteen ninety nine my niggas....
Thinkin' bout back in the days when the year was '89
Little nigga on da grind
Gotta get mine doing my crime,
Verse 2: Krayzie Bone
Niggas it's going down, up in the C-Town
Get 'em up wid the thug and the nigga wid the bud, got the fifth rose,
For the niggas that close hit 'em up wid the forty reasons
Nigga roll up the buddah,
Smoke it all up nigga don't stiff on the reefer
Mo runnin' up outta the club wid this
Plus I got hydro and this shit is creeper creeper
Verse 3: Bizzy Bone
Gotta give peace to the SCTs
And the one big thug on the glock,
Pump blast fa the cash
Then I mashin wid gas gotta dash away from the cops
Not lettin' no pause
Verse 4: Flesh N Bone
Dun dun leavin' the niggas to cock it pop widda me gun
They know that me noddin' they head off
And I gots to have me fun
Leaving 'em hung, breakin' fakin'
You studio gangsta bitch trick
Niggas'll get beat
I'm handlin' the shit
abbreviation for "St. Clair Thugs"
sounds better rappin S-C-Ts! instead of 'St. Clair Thugs'
"It's time now for givin up respect to them SCTs from CLE!' East 1999, Bone Thugs n Harmony
Also Known as "True", "Trues":
Its a common phrase originating in Cleveland made popular by Bone Thugs N Harmony. It basically means what it says, a "true" or "real" thug. To be a true, you have to be true to yourself and not be a fake. You have to be true to the people around, you have to be real about everything and come from the heart about everything. A "tru" doesnt mean a gangsta, becuz there are fake gangsters and there are wannabe gangsters,a "Tru" is completely real.
The phrase became popular specifically on the Eastside of Cleveland on St. Clair Ave. (Tha Clair) Especially in the Glenville neighborhood. It spread all across the ghettos in Cleveland, and into other ghettos across the nation. Its not as popular as it once was, but is still used in Cleveland. It was especially popular with the SCTs (St. Clair Thugs) a huge gang, and organization centralized on St. Clair and E105th St. Bone Thugs are members of the SCTs. Some "Waste 5" (10-5) gang members are also SCTs.
Flesh N Bone: T.H.U.G.S.: Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls.
There was also a female rap duo from Cleveland named "II Tru"
|4.||Protest the Hero|
An incredibly talented band from Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
And good fucking god, they are in no way emo. Modern emo is bland, unoriginal, whiny, commercialized shit. These guys deserve some fucking respect.
They are all incredibly talented at what they do. The guitarists can tap/shred at a very high level of playing standards, as well as being able to come up with some very catchy riffs.
The rhythm section comes up with some very intricate, unique ways to back up the songs, and the bassist can do more on his bass than most 'emo' guitarists can play on guitar. He also writes some very good lyrics.
The vocalist has a great range of singing and screaming as well as a great stage presence.
So to summarize: Kick ass band, nothing to do with emo
They don't even deserve a metalcore label because metalcore is again bland and uncreative. These guys play progressive/math metal.
Check out Fortress, the latest album from Protest the Hero. It is worth every pennie.