Thug on da Line

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Thug on da Line
Krayzie Bone - Thug On Da Line (Front Cover).jpg
Studio album by Krayzie Bone
Released August 28, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Length 01:17:14
Krayzie Bone chronology
Thug Mentality 1999
Thug on da Line
The Legends Underground (Part 1)
Singles from Thug on da Line
  1. "Hard Time Hustlin'"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A- link
RapReviews 7.5/10 link
The Source 4.5/5 stars
Vibe 4.5/5 stars link

Thug on da Line is the second studio album by American rapper Krayzie Bone. It was released on August 24, 2001 by Thugline Records, Ruthless Records and Loud Records (under distribution from Columbia Records and Sony Music). The first and only single of the album single was "Hard Time Hustlin'" featuring Sade.

Critical reception[edit]

Thug on da Line received widespread acclaim from critics. Jon Azpiri from All Music gave Thug on da Line a 4/5 rating and wrote: "After listening to Krayzie Bone on his second solo album, Thug on da Line, you get the sense that he is dealing with some personal demons. After years of personal and professional strife, Krayzie raps about his frustration with thug life in his patented singsong style on tracks like "Can't Hustle 4 Ever" and "Talk to Myself"."[1] Evan Serpcik from Entertainment Weekly gave Thug on da Line an A- Rating and wrote: "On Thug on Da Line, Krayzie melds his precision, rapid-fire rhymes, and delicately sung choruses with expansive R&B tracks that groove like a ghettoized Neville Brothers tune. Rest assured, references to gats and thugs abound, but most often they are contextualized into tales of longing and regret." [2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Y'all Don't Know Me" LT Hutton 4:02
2. "Ride The Thug Line" (featuring The Gunslangers, Keef G, Bam & Young Dre The Truth) The Co-Stars 4:02
3. "Can't Hustle 4 Ever" (featuring LaReece & Young Dre The Truth) Darren (Nitro) Clowers 5:12
4. "Talk To Myself" (featuring Tiffany) Tim Feehan 4:08
5. "A Thugga' Level" (featuring Boss & LaReece) Def Jef 4:18
6. "Da Thugs" (featuring Lofey & Irv Gotti)   3:36
7. "If They Only Knew" (featuring LaReece) Damizza 3:03
8. "I Don't Give A Fuck" Def Jef 3:33
9. "Time After Time" Krayzie Bone 2:48
10. "Ride If You Like" (featuring Asu & LaReece) LT Hutton 4:05
11. "If You A Thug" (featuring LaReece, K-Mont & Asu) Vachik & Super Sako 4:12
12. "Hard Time Hustlin'" (featuring Sade) Krayzie Bone 4:29
13. "Gemini" LT Hutton 3:46
14. "I Don't Know What" (featuring Kelis) The Neptunes 3:44
15. "Rollin' Up Some Mo'" (featuring LaReece, Asu, K-Mont, Boss & Keef G) LS 4:27
16. "Everybody Wanna Be Thugs" L.D. 3:03
17. "Bloody Murder (Skit)" Krayzie Bone 0:53
18. "Kneight Riduz Wuz Here" (featuring Kneight Riduz) Krayzie Bone 5:18
19. "Ready For Combat (Skit)" Krayzie Bone 0:28
20. "Thug On Da Line" (featuring Asu, K-Mont, Wish Bone & LaReece) Super Sako 5:03
Total length: 01:17:14

Sample Credits

  • "Hard Time Hustlin'" contains a sample from Sade's "Feel No Pain" from their Love Deluxe album.
  • "Time After Time" contains a sample from the song "Don't You Know" originally performed by Heavy D & The Boyz featuring Al B. Sure!.
  • "Kneight Riduz Wuz Here" contains a sample from the song "Teardrop" originally performed by Massive Attack.
  • "Can't Hustle 4 Ever" contains a sample from the song "Theme From Mohagany" originally performed by Diana Ross.


Chart Position
Top R&B/Hip-hop Albums 13
Billboard 200 27