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|Origin||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
Lil' Boo (deceased)
Black Hole of Watts
Mo Thugs was an American hip hop collective from Cleveland, Ohio, formed and led by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Together, the Mo Thugs collective released four studio albums from 1995 to 2003. Their logo, a pyramid with a fist above it, is symbolic of their achievements; The pyramid stands for longevity, and the fist stands for victory. Unlike Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mo Thugs were not on Ruthless Records.
Due to their success in 1996 Bone Thugs established their own Mo Thugs Records to introduce many of the Cleveland-based and other artists that they were developing. The group's first album, Family Scriptures was released in November 1996 produced by Romeo Antonio. The album was a success, peaking at No. 2 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (held from the top spot of both charts by Tupac Shakur's The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory), and reaching platinum status for sales over one million copies.
Mo Thugs followed Family Scriptures in 1998 with Chapter II: Family Reunion. The album featured 2 collectives biggest hit's, Felecia feat. Krayzie Bone"All Good", and "Ghetto Cowboy"which peaked at 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 also produced by Romeo Antonio. it reached Platinum status for sales of 1,000,000 copies.
In 2010, Layzie Bone restructured the company, branding Harmony Howse Ent. as the new parent company over Mo Thugs, governing the regional satellite branches of the ever-expanding Mo Thugs Family, such as Mo Thugs South, Mo Thugs West, Mo Thugs Detroit, and the rest of the Mo Thugs Affiliates worldwide.
Past and present artists include: Robert Mack, Felecia, Poetic Hustla'z, II Tru, Graveyard Shift with Romeo Antonio, Ken Dawg, Souljah Boy,Tre', Skant, Thug Queen, Powder P, Potion, MT5, DJ Ice, Emmortal Thugs, Desperados, Black Hole of Watts,Dirty Red, Thin-C, Flesh-n-Bone (who was on Def Jam until 1999) and others.
There were unofficial branches that popped up during the years, including Mo Thugs South, Mo Thugs West, Mo Thugs Detroit, as well as others. None of these are authorizied branches of Mo Thugs or Harmony Howse Entertainment.