Thug Stories

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Thug Stories
Studio album by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Released September 19, 2006 (US)
November 27, 2006 (JP)
Recorded 2004
Genre Melodic Hip Hop, Midwest Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 43:25
Label KOCH
KOC-5864
Producer Steve Lobel (exec.), DJ U-Neek, Kush n Kato, The Platinum Brothers, Kenny McCloud, Steve Pageot, Steve Estiverne, Mally Mall, DJ Mauly T, Ree Dogg, Big Rush, Thin C
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony chronology
Everyday Thugs
(2006)
Thug Stories
(2006)
Strength & Loyalty
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Okayplayer 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[2]

Thug Stories is the sixth studio album from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released September 19, 2006 on Koch Records.[3] It marked the first time Bone recorded as a trio for a full album, as Bizzy Bone had parted with the group. Upon release, the album sold 38,000 units in its first week, eventually peaking at number 25 on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Independent Album Charts.[4] Thug Stories was the group's first LP length release since 2002's Thug World Order. As of April 11, 2007, it has sold 92,465 copies.[5]

Songs and music[edit]

Featuring a slightly matured style with this LP, the group leaned more heavily towards its harmonic roots than its "thug" origins. The tracks "She Got Crazy", "So Sad", and "Call Me" center on the members' past and present issues with women; while "Don't Stop", "Do It Again", and "Thug Stories" serve as ex-post-facto anthems. "Fire" boasts of Bone's superior flowing skills while simultaneously showcasing them. Krayzie and Layzie bite into the microphone with their signature rapid-fire delivery on the track "What You See (Reload)" as the album transitions towards a glimpse of The Thugs' evolution. "Stand Not In Our Way" flouts the temptations of "Beelzebub" and touts faith in "Yahweh" in hypnotic fashion. Reggae overtones fuel the sequel "Still No Surrender", while a great disdain for law enforcement ignites the track. The ominous narrative "This Life" rounds out the album with tales of hopelessness and a flavor unique to Bone.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Kenny McCloud 2:01
2. "Call Me"   Steve Pageot 4:47
3. "Thug Stories"   The Platinum Brothers 4:05
4. "She Got Crazy"   DJ U-Neek 3:25
5. "Don't Stop"   Steven Estiverne 3:09
6. "Do It Again"   Mally Mall 3:44
7. "So Sad"   Kush N Kato 3:27
8. "Fire"   DJ Mauly T 4:43
9. "What You See (Reload)"   Kush N Kato 3:00
10. "Stand Not In Our Way"   Big Rush 3:52
11. "Still No Surrender"   The Platinum Brothers 3:02
12. "This Life"   Kush N Kato 4:06

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Steve Begala – engineer
  • Steve Estiverne – producer
  • David Frederic – engineer, mixing
  • Kush Kato – producer
  • Steve Lobel – executive producer
  • Guy Long – producer
  • Mally Mall – producer
  • Kenny McCloud – producer
  • Big Rush – producer
  • Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – executive producer
  • Janice Combs – producer
  • Ree Dogg – producer

Appearances[edit]


Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 25
U.S. Top Independent Albums 1
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 7

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