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Bizzy Bone - Live in Concert 2009
|Birth name||Bryon Anthony McCane II|
September 12, 1976 |
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Origin||Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
BTNH Worldwide (2008-present)
Real Talk Ent (2006-present)
After Platinum Records (2006-2008)
Hi-Power Ent (2008-2009)
Warner Bros (2010-2011)
7th Sign Records (1997-present)
|Associated acts||Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Eazy-E, Bone Brothers, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, DMX, DJ Quik, Bad Azz, Sylk-E. Fyne, Immature, Mr. Capone-E, Jim Jones|
Bryon Anthony McCane II (born September 12, 1976), better known by his stage name Bizzy Bone, AKA 'Lil RIPsta, is an American rapper and the youngest member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
At the age of 4, Bryon and his two sisters were abducted by his stepfather. Both his sisters were natural children of Bryon's stepfather. He lived in many homes, apartments, cars and motels and was unaware at first that he had been abducted. He was told his mother had died. In 1983, he was living at an Oklahoma reservation where his stepfather had dropped him off. A neighbor saw his photo at the end of the made-for-TV movie, Adam, and called the police, resulting in his return to his family.
When he was thirteen, Bryon went to live with his sisters and their father in Cleveland, Ohio. During this period he met Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone. Bizzy Bone started in hip hop as a founding member of the group Bone Enterprise, which was formed in 1993. This Cleveland-based crew first got the ear of N.W.A. founder Eazy-E who bestowed the moniker Thugs-n-Harmony on the group. In 2002, he appeared on the FOX series America's Most Wanted (hosted by John Walsh, Adam's father)  and he revealed his abusive childhood and molestation. Bryon also wrote and performed a song on the show entitled "A.M.W." in which he thanks Walsh and encourages abused children to come forward.
Bizzy Bone started his solo career in 1998. He is best known for his style of combining rapid fire raps, double harmony choruses, with a soft-spoken and high-pitched delivery. His solo debut, Heaven'z Movie, was critically acclaimed and certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In 2004, Bizzy released Alpha and Omega which showed a change in his musical and lyrical content. Fans responded positively to the album. Bizzy followed up with the limited-edition internet album The Beginning and the End (album). He has released several albums with little or no marketing.
- Studio albums
- 1998: Heaven'z Movie
- 2001: The Gift
- 2004: Alpha and Omega
- 2005: Speaking in Tongues
- 2006: Thugs Revenge
- 2008: A Song for You
- 2010: Crossroads: 2010
In other media
- The song "Jesus" was featured in the movie Bully.
- The song "Hollywood" was featured in the video game True Crime: Streets of LA.
- The song "Fried Day" was featured in the movie "Next Friday"
- He was also featured on track nine of I See Stars' 2009 album, 3-D.
- Featured on the 2010 Bankrupt Records musical release "Double Vision" on the track "No Stranger To Danger"
- Cutthroat Alley (2003) .... Ghetty
- Jacked Up (2001) .... Zach
- beef 3 DVD (2006).... himself
- Whitburn, Joel (2008) Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2006, Record Research, ISBN 978-0-89820-172-7, p. 97
- "Bizzy Bone ; Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates, Ringtones, and Lyrics". MTV. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
- "Bizzy Bone News - Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 30 November 2010.