1995: Eighteen years ago today, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released one of hip-hop’s most beloved albums. In 1994, the Cleveland-based collective released their debut album, Creepin On Ah Come Up, and introduced the hip-hop world to their melodic-yet-hardcore style. While their debut album established Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as a group to watch, their sophomore LP, E. 1999 Eternal solidified the group as one of hip-hop’s very best.
E. 1999 Eternal was executive produced by, and dedicated to the late Eazy-E, who passed away just months before the completion of the album. The album spawned classic singles including “1st of Tha Month” and their Grammy-winning tribute to Eazy-E, “Tha Crossroads”. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 1996 Grammy Awards, sold over ten million copies worldwide, and is widely regarded as a hip-hop classic.