The Collection (album series)

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The Collection
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Collection Vol.1 (Front Cover).jpg
Compilation album series by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Released November 24, 1998 (Volume One)
November 14, 2000 (Volume Two)
Recorded 1993-1998 & 1994-2000
Genre
Length 01:07:56 & 00:54:95
Label Ruthless
Producer Volume One:
DJ Yella, DJ U-Neek, Mariah Carey, Stevie J, Puff Daddy, L. T. Hutton, Damon Elliott, & Krayzie Bone
Volume Two:
LT Hutton, Craig B, KLC, Rick "Disco Rick" Taylor, Jermaine Dupri, DJ U-Neek
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony chronology
The Art of War
(1997)
Collection Volume One & Two
(1998/2000)
BTNHResurrection
(2000)
Volume Two
Volume One:
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A- link
Q 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (neither) link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [2]
Volume Two:
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [2]

The Collection is an album series by rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Volume One, consisting of hit songs between 1994 and 1998, was released on November 24, 1998, on Ruthless Records. Volume Two was released in 2000.

"B.N.K" is a remake of a song by Eazy-E entitled "Black Nigga Killa". The original version, with 3 verses by Eazy-E and none by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, can be found on Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary: Decade of Game.

Track listing[edit]

Volume 1
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Foe Tha Love Of $" (featuring Eazy-E & Shatasha Williams) DJ Yella 9:05
2. "1st Of Tha Month" DJ U-Neek 5:12
3. "Shoot 'Em Up" DJ U-Neek 5:15
4. "Days Of Our Livez" DJ U-Neek 5:49
5. "Breakdown (Mo Thugs Remix)" (featuring Mariah Carey) Mariah Carey, Stevie J, Sean "Puffy" Combs 4:57
6. "Notorious Thugs" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.) Stevie J, Sean "Puffy" Combs 6:02
7. "B.N.K." (featuring Eazy-E) LT Hutton 5:00
8. "War (Battlecry Remix)" Damon Elliott 3:26
9. "Crossroad (Original Mix)" DJ U-Neek 3:32
10. "Body Rott" DJ U-Neek 5:01
11. "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" (featuring Shatasha Williams) DJ U-Neek 4:40
12. "Fuck Tha Police (Remix)" Krayzie Bone 5:01
13. "P.O.D." (bonus track) DJ U-Neek 4:26
14. "If I Could Teach The World (D.J. U-Neek Remix)" (European bonus track) DJ U-Neek 4:54
Volume 2
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "C Land I.A." (Bizzy Bone & Flesh-N-Bone) LT Hutton 4:31
2. "Don't Hate On Me" (Krayzie Bone featuring Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat) Jermaine Dupri 4:13
3. "Thug Luv" (featuring 2Pac) DJ U-Neek 5:07
4. "Hook It Up" (featuring Master P & Silkk The Shocker) KLC & Craig B 2:51
5. "2 Glocks (U-Neek's Remix)" DJ U-Neek 4:35
6. "Look Into My Eyes (Atlantis Remix)" DJ U-Neek 4:49
7. "All Good" (Krayzie Bone featuring Felecia) "Disco" Rick Taylor 3:56
8. "Weedman" (Bizzy Bone featuring Blulight) DJ U-Neek 3:56
9. "Frontline Warriors" (Bizzy Bone & Layzie Bone featuring Big B) LT Hutton 4:08
10. "Change The World (U-Neek's Remix)" (featuring Big B) DJ U-Neek 5:19
11. "Can't Give It Up (Rock Remix)" LT Hutton 5:10
12. "Ghetto Cowboy" (Krayzie Bone & Layzie Bone featuring Powder P, Thug Queen & Felecia) Krayzie Bone 5:24
13. "Sleepwalkers" (featuring Eazy-E) DJ U-Neek 3:32

Reception[edit]

"A fine introduction to the harmonious outfit's strangely smooth, yet sweary sound." – Tom Doyle, Q.[3]

DVD Easter egg[edit]

In the DVD special features section, go to "Change the World" (extended version) and press the right arrow button; this will take you to six Bone Thugs-n-Harmony commercials.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Q, February 1999
  2. ^ a b The new Rolling Stone album guide - Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  3. ^ Q, February 1999