Bizzy Bone

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Bizzy Bone
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Bizzy Bone - Live in Concert 2009
Background information
Birth name Bryon Anthony McCane II
Born (1976-09-12) September 12, 1976 (age 37)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1991–present
Labels Ruthless (1993-2003)
BTNH Worldwide (2008-present)
Mo Thugs (1995-1998)
Virgin (2006-2008)
Bungalo (2003-2004)
SMC (2005)
Real Talk Ent (2006-present)
After Platinum (2006-2008)
Hi-Power Ent (2008-2009)
Warner Bros (2010-2011)
Sumerian (2010-2011)
7th Sign (1997-present)
Associated acts Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bone Brothers, Eazy-E, DMX, Twista, Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Sylk-E. Fyne, Immature, Bad Azz, Mr. Capone-E

Bryon Anthony McCane II (born September 12, 1976),[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

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 Thugs-N-Harmony, which was formed in 1993. This Cleveland-based crew first got the ear of N.W.A. founder Eazy-E. In 2002, he appeared on the FOX series America's Most Wanted (hosted by John Walsh, Adam's father) [3] 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.[4][5]

Solo career[edit]

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.

The Gift, released on April 7, 2001, peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart. Many of the songs on the album dealt with his personal life and childhood.

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.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

In other media[edit]

  • 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"

Filmography[edit]

  1. Cutthroat Alley (2003) .... Ghetty
  2. Jacked Up (2001) .... Zach
  3. beef 3 DVD (2006).... himself

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