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Layzie Bone (born September 23, 1975 as Steven Howse) is rapper and hip-hop artist known primarily for being a member of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He has also has gone by the names L-Burna and The #1 Assassin.[1] He is the younger brother of fellow group member Flesh-N-Bone. He is also a member of the rap group Bone Brothers and CEO of the record label Mo Thugs Records.[2][3]

Early lifeEdit

Steven Howse was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 23, 1975 to Curtis Howse and grew up in the rough Cleveland neighborhood of East 99th St. and St. Clair Avenue.Current member Of (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony),(LDT), and (Desperidos). He is the younger sibling of Stanley Howse (Flesh-N-Bone) of (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), and older brother of Stew Deeze and Jaimac of (Emortal Thugs). Also cousin to Charles Scruggs (Wish Bone). He attended George Washington Junior High School along with Bryon McCane (Bizzy Bone), Anthony Henderson (Krayzie Bone), Charles Scruggs (Wish Bone) and Steven's older brother Stanley Howse (Flesh-N-Bone). The group of young men, who called themselves "The Bandaid Boys", would often harmonize rap sessions in between classes in the hallways of the school. The group would later attend Lincoln West High School together. It was during their time at this school that the group began to record professionally.[4]

Career Edit

The group of young men formed the band B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e (all except for Flesh-N-Bone) and recorded an album entitled Faces Of Death in the studio of their then mentor, Kermit Henderson (Krayzie Bone's older brother) on his indie label Stoney Burke in 1993. After this Layzie and the rest of the Bone Family boarded a Greyhound Bus to Los Angeles where they worked with notable producer and rapper Eazy-E and his Ruthless/Relativity Records label. Diego Blak (born Diego hodge), a marketer and promoter and co-executive producer of Faces Of Death introduced them to Eazy E at a concert he promoted in Cleveland, Ohio where they auditioned for him in his dressing room and then traveled back to Los Angeles, California after the show to seal the deal. At this point they became known as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.[4]

Solo career, Mo Thugs & Bone Brothers Edit

Layzie has also promoted the indie label Mo Thugs Records which he and the rest of Bone originated. He released his first solo album Thug By Nature on March 20, 2001 exactly the same day Bizzy Bone released his second solo album The Gift. He also has collaborative albums with Young Noble from the The Outlawz and A.K. of Do Or Die, solo albums out such as It's Not A Game, The New Revolution, Cleveland, Startin' from Scratch: How A Thug Was Born, and the upcoming solo album to be announced Ruthless. He has had a series of albums with Bizzy Bone under the name Bone Brothers entitled: Bone Brothers, Bone Brothers 2, Bone Brothers 3, and Still Creepin On Ah Come Up.



Music videos Edit

Year Title Director(s)
2001 "Listen"
2005 "Hip Hop Baby w/ Bizzy Bone & Krayzie Bone"
2006 "Living Like Kings w/ Konishiki"
"What They Say About Me (remix) w/ Skant bone"
"Rollercoaster w/ Bizzy Bone"
2009 "Wring Me Out w/ Big Sloan & Thin C"


External linksEdit

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