'90s Hip-Hop Jam of the Week: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, "Tha Crossroads"

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Ever wonder where I got my big hair from? No, it's not via genetics -- it's because of Cleveland's own hip-hop kings, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, who set the Billboard charts (and my sophomore English class) on fire with its 1996 hit, "Tha Crossroads." Dedicated to Eazy-E, the song spent several months atop the Hot 100 Singles chart. It also spawned many LOLZ in our high school, because our 1996 yearbook theme was "At a Crossroads" -- a theme chosen long before the song became a hit. Synch-ro-ni-city.

The five core members of Bone, as we called them in school, are the awesomely named Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-n-Bone and Bizzy Bone. The quintet is reportedly working on new music together -- its first recordings as a group in years, although in recent years it had a monster hit with "I Tried," a song featuring Akon.

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