Strength & Loyalty
Studio album by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
May 8, 2007 (US)
Midwest Hip Hop, gangsta rap
Full Surface/ Interscope
Swizz Beatz ( exec.), Akon, DJ Toomp, Jermaine Dupri, Mally Mall, Neo Da Matrix, Pretty Boy & Bradd Young, Street Radio, The Individuals, Ty Fyffe, will.i.am
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony chronology
, originally titled Strength & Loyalty , is the seventh studio album by The Bone Thugs Story Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released on May 8, 2007.
Overview [ edit ]
Strength & Loyalty was Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's first major album after an absence of nearly five years. The album contains guest appearances by Akon, Autumn Rowe, Bow Wow, Felecia, Fleetwood Mac (sampled), Mariah Carey, Swizz Beatz, The Game, Twista, will.i.am, and Yolanda Adams (Twista's appearance was notable because he had feuded with the group in the past). Producers include Akon, DJ Toomp, Jermaine Dupri, Mally Mall, Neo Da Matrix, Pretty Boy & Bradd Young, Street Radio, Swizz Beatz, The Individuals, Ty Fyffe, and will.i.am. The executive producer of the album was Swizz Beatz. Then imprisoned member Flesh-n-Bone was featured on a track entitled "Into The Future" but did not make the album.
The album debuted at #2 on the
, with 119,000 copies sold. Billboard 200 It has since gone on to be certified gold by the [1 ] RIAA, having sold over 500,000 copies within the US to date. [2 ] [3 ]
The first single was "
I Tried", which features Akon, and was also produced by him. The single was released on February 16, 2007. On March 7, the video officially debuted on Yahoo! Music, and on March 17, it debuted on BET's . The second single was "Lil Love", which features Bow Wow and Mariah Carey, and was produced by Jermaine Dupri. The single was released in June 2007, while its video was premiered on July 5, on 106 & Park 106 & Park.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Bump In The Trunk (Remix)"
Swizz Beatz, The Individualz
Samples [ edit ]
Unreleased songs [ edit ]
(produced by Polow da Don) "Bone Thugs Boys"
(produced by Danja) (co-produced by Timbaland) "Certified Thugs"
(featuring Jazze Pha) (produced by Jazze Pha) "Come with Me"
(produced by Swizz Beatz) "For the OG's"
(featuring Chamillionaire) (produced by Play-N-Skillz) "Got My Back"
(featuring Jodeci) (produced by Play-N-Skillz) "I Ain't Satisfied"
(produced by Kanye West) "Into The Future"
(featuring Flesh-n-Bone) (produced by The Platinum Brothers) "Never Been Industry"
"One Day at the Time"
(produced by Swizz Beatz) "Shotgun"
(featuring Kelly Rowland) (produced by Play-N-Skillz) "Struggles"
(featuring Petey Pablo) (produced by DJ U-Neek) "Toast 2 That"
(featuring Swizz Beatz) (produced by Swizz Beatz) "We Workin"
(produced by Swizz Beatz) "What's Up"
(featuring Swizz Beatz) (produced by Swizz Beatz) "When the Thugs Come Out"
(produced by Swizz Beatz) "You & Me"
(featuring Gwen Stefani)
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