Thug Stories is the sixth studio album from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released September 19, 2006 on Koch Records. 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.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.
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.