Creepin on ah Come Up

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Creepin on ah Come Up
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EP by
ReleasedJune 21, 1994 (1994-06-21)
StudioDirtbiker Studios, Audio Achievements Studios, and Blackhole Recording Studio
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony chronology
Faces of Death
Creepin on ah Come Up
E. 1999 Eternal
Singles from Creepin' on ah Come Up
  1. "Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
    Released: April 20, 1994
  2. "Foe tha Love of $"
    Released: August 7, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
RapReviews9.5/10 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[4]

Creepin on ah Come Up is the debut EP by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The album was released on June 21, 1994 on Ruthless Records. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.[5]


Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's first album, with the singles "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" and "Foe tha Love of $". Features on the album include Shatasha Williams (the first Mo Thugs member) and their mentor and executive producer Eazy-E, and these collaborations began a new fad of having sung vocals for choruses and tight flowing lyrics. The first two lines of "Intro" are backwards. Played forward are "Heaven in art which Father our, Our Father which art in Heaven" Tracks 3, 4 and 6 have listed, "Keenu Songs" which is "U-Neek" spelled backwards. In The Source (8-97) article "Crossroads To Riches" Bone states that they changed their name to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony because they had a song called "Thugs-N-Harmony".

Parts of "Foe tha Love of $" (including Jewell's backing vocals) are recycled from the Yomo & Maulkie track "For the Love of Money", from their 1991 album Are U Xperienced?.[6] The closing track on Creepin on ah Come Up, "Moe Cheese", is actually the same instrumental track from Are U Xperienced?, also titled "For the Love of Money".

Critical reception[edit]

Track listing[edit]

2."Mr. Ouija"
  • Bone
  • U-Neek
3."Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
  • Bone
  • U-Neek
  • U-Neek
4."No Surrender"
  • Bone
  • U-Neek
  • U-Neek
5."Down Foe My Thang"
  • Bone
  • Rhythm D
Rhythm D4:48
6."Creepin on ah Come Up"
  • Bone
  • U-Neek
  • U-Neek
7."Foe tha Love of $"
  • Bone
  • DJ Yella & Eazy-E
DJ Yella & Eazy-E4:32
8."Moe Cheese"
  • Bone
  • U-Neek
  • U-Neek
Sample credits

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (1994)
Billboard 200 Billboard
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Top 50
Albums (NZ)
12 2 29[7]


Song Chart (1994)
Hot 100
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop
Hot Rap
Top 50
Singles (NZ)
Thuggish Ruggish Bone

(featuring Shatasha Williams)

20 11 2 2
Foe tha Love of $

(featuring Eazy-E)

38 19 4

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 13

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ RapReviews review
  4. ^ The new Rolling Stone album guide - Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  5. ^ ~~~~ ~~~~
  6. ^ "Jewell Alleges That Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "Foe Tha Love Of $" Was A Re-Used Song". 2011-11-20. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Creepin' On Ah Come Up". Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  8. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.

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