If you excuse the pun, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was easily the most melodic of the big name rap stars of the Mid-90s, which allowed the Gangsta Rap influenced group to combine that with pop sensibilities. The result was number one albums and a rewriting of what deep Hip Hop could sound like. This allowed this group to be a unique combination of kicking ass while thoughtfully taking names. Their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame depends on how their always changing legacy is seen.
In terms of commercial success, this is certainly one of the more successful ones of the 1990’s.
There is a growing list of rap groups waiting to get in and they could get lost in the shuffle.
The Art of War (1997)
Thug World Order (2002)
Strength & Loyalty (2007)
Foe tha Love of $ (From Creepin on ah Come Up, 1994)
1st of tha Month (From E. 1999 Eternal, 1995)
East 1999 (From E. 1999 Eternal, 1995)
Tha Crossroads (From E. 1999 Eternal, 1995)
I Tried (From Strength & Loyalty, 2007)