Thuggish Ruggish Bone

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"Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
Single by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony featuring Shatasha Williams
from the album Creepin on ah Come Up
Released April 20, 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Gangsta rap, G-funk, Midwest hip hop
Length 4:40
Label Ruthless/Epic
Writer(s) Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Producer(s) DJ U-Neek
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony chronology
"Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
"Foe tha Love of $"

"Thuggish Ruggish Bone" is the debut single of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, from their debut EP Creepin on ah Come Up. It features local Cleveland singer Shatasha Williams. The song reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was included in the soundtrack of the video game True Crime: Streets of LA; and the second half of Layzie Bone's verse was reused on the track "Family Scriptures" on the Mo Thugs Family debut album, Family Scriptures.[1]

The music video was shot near the Cuyahoga River on Cleveland's westside, near from the Lakeview Estates public housing units. The music video also featured rapper Eazy-E.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (EP Version) (featuring Shatasha Williams) (4:40)
  2. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (Instrumental) (4:32)
  3. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (A Capella) (4:40)

Official versions[edit]

  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (A Cappella) (4:40)
  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (EP Version) (4:40)
  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (Instrumental) (4:32)



Billboard Hot 100 22[3]
Billboard Hot Rap Songs 2[4]
Billboard Hot R&B Songs 17[4]
New Zealand Singles Chart 2

RIAA Certification[edit]

Release Date Certification Certification Date
June 1, 1994 Platinum March 31, 1995[5]


  • Featured Guest: Shatasha Williams
  • Producer: [Kenny McCloud]
  • Executive Producer: Eazy-E
  • Recorded by: Kenny McCloud at The Blackhole Recording Studio
  • Additional Recording and Mixed by: Donovan "Tha Dirt Biker" Sound at Audio Achievement Studios
  • Mastered by: "Big Bass" Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Published by: Ruthless Attack Muzick (ASCAP), Dollarz N Sense Muzick, Keenu Songs (BMI)


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