Krayzie Bone was born on June 17, 1973 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American entrepreneur, producer, and rapper is most famous for being a member of the legendary hip hop group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

Personal Life

Krayzie Bone was born as Anthony Anderson but he goes by various nicknames including Krayzie Bone, Leatha Face, Mr. Sawed Off and Silent Killer.

When asked how his childhood influence his upbringing, Krayzie Bone claimed that the only thing worth mentioning about his childhood was that it was a rough one and that he would never allow his children to go through the very same experiences he went through. It was very important to him that he was able to provide a better life for his children. Some parents try to toe the line and void spoiling their kids because they don’t want their kids become entitled. Krayzie Bone understands that sentiment but he also says he takes pleasure in spoiling his children with a wealthy lifestyle because it was something that he never had when he was growing up.

In his teenage years, Krayzie Bone was linked to drug abuse. However, he later learned to be sober and realized that it was the key to positive thoughts and positive behavior. Most people close to him say that Krayzie Bone is smart and funny. They enjoy having him around because they know that they will always have a great time.

Krayzie Bone started to fall in love with hip hop when he started jotting down his own lyrics, then afterward would test them when he performed his songs in pubs or on the streets to make some money.

Bone Thugs

Krayzie Bone enjoyed his greatest success as a rapper when he was part of the hip hop group known as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Along with Krayzie Bone, the other members of the group were Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone. The group was discovered by the late rapper and producer Eazy-E who had enough faith in the group to sign them to his record label Ruthless Records in 1993.

The group came onto the scene with their debut EP called Creepin on ah Come Up. There was a song on the album called Thuggish Ruggish Bone. The single was a huge hit when it came out and introduced them to the world of hip hop fans. They were very unique for their rapping styles because their cadence was extremely quick and catchy. It almost sounded like they were singing while rapping very fast.

When asked if the singing in R&B influenced their style in a 2016 interview with Vice, Krayzie replied, “Oh yeah, man, definitely. How it started for me is when I first saw Michael Jackson perform on the Motown Special back in the ‘80s. I was sitting down watching the show with my family, and Michael Jackson came on. First, he performed with his brothers, then he performed his new stuff, which was “Billie Jean,” from the Thriller album. After I saw that performance, a rush just went through my body. I had chills, and I was like, “Yo, this is what I want to do when I get older.” It just hit me right there.”


Although their first album made them popular among the hardcore hip hop fans, their second album would see them reach mainstream success and change their lives forever. They released their second album 1999 Eternal in 1995. The album contained classic hits like 1st of tha Month and Tha Crossroads. To this day, Tha Crossroads remains their most well-known song. It had extra meaning because it was dedicated to their former boss Eazy-E who passed away due to AIDS. The song was such a big hit that it won a Grammy for the group which was rare for hip hop artists in those days.

They won many awards as a group after they gained more and more fans. Eventually it all came to an end when Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone officially left the group to start their own label in 2011. Since then, the group has reunited on different occasions but they have never reached the heights like they once did earlier in their career.

Conspiracy Theorist

In his 2016 interview with Vice, Krayzie Bone was not shy about sharing his controversial conspiracy theories, “Definitely the New World exists. That’s all in plain sight. It happens right before your eyes, all of the stuff you see in the news and what certain people are representing. It’s there. There is good. There is evil. I know there’s a devil, for real. I have faith in what God says, and if you just look at what he told us, everything matches up. He’s not lying to us at all, about anything. These things don’t happen by coincidence. It just is what it is. I’m a true believer in God, and I just know what He says is the truth.”

Business Bone

Aside from his musical, Krayzie Bone has made successful ventures into the corporate world. He was the trailblazer of the Mo Thugs Family, a Cleveland-based Hip-hop, and rap musical act. In 1999, Krayzie Bone left the group and proceeded to form the ThugLine (TL) Records.

In 2010, ThugLine changed its brand name to The Life Entertainment in an attempt to reach out to a wider array of artists as well as spot the best talent to incorporate into the label. As a result, Conquer The Industry, an internet channel, was established as a way to encourage the musical breakthrough of up and coming artists in the hip hop industry.

Following his entrepreneurial drive, Krayzie Bone launched an accessory and clothing line, which he named “TL Apparel.” The TL Apparel is directly tied to his music. His fans came to support his clothing line and a majority of them showed up in the store’s grand opening in Los Angeles. The support at the store showed that they will always have fans. The love that their fans show for them is eternal.

Last Modified: Apr 5, 2020

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