LOS ANGELES, CA – It was a BET Awards Weekend bonus edition of #DXLive on June 23 as Trent, Jake and Marcel welcomed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony soprano spitter Bizzy Bone into the mix. Not only did the Cleveland rapper preview some new music from his recently released album New Waves (alongside Krayzie Bone), but he also dropped some exclusive knowledge and filled in some of the blanks that surrounded events depicted in the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.
With their debut EP Creepin’ On Ah Come Up tearing up the charts and their groundbreaking full-length debut E. 1999 Eternal ready to roll out, the group found themselves holed up in a mansion in Southern California, and while Eazy was quietly putting the pieces of N.W.A back together Bone Thugs-n-Harmony found themselves in limbo. As calls stopped being returned and the money stopped coming in, the group began to resent the Ruthless Records CEO.
When all the stuff was going on [Eazy] wasn’t returning our phone calls and we were stuck in the mansion and we owed the dude money, and our records was platinum and all of this stuff was going on and we didn’t know what was going on,” Bizzy recalled. We didn’t know the whole thing about him getting N.W.A back together. While that was going on we were sitting at that mansion with no food in that motherfucker. [E. 1999] was done but didn’t come out yet. We were stealing food and shit, cause we live in Chatsworth [CA]. So we’re going up to the store, stealing food cause we didn’t have nothing. The money stopped, everything stopped, and we ain’t hear nothing from him, so while he was doing his thing, getting back with N.W.A like how the movie shown,” he added.
In its original incarnation the song “Mr. Bill Collector” featured a verse from Eazy-E but as the frustration came to a head in the Chatsworth mansion, the group made an executive decision.
We took Eazy-E off of “Mr. Bill Collector. “We erased it.” said Bizzy, who wound up going back to Cleveland and fell right back into his old life. “I had my kids out [in Chatsworth]. I had my three babies. My three baby girls. I was staying in the guest house. It was like main house, gate and everything, really cool. I packed mine up, funky-hustled up some paper and got all my kids back to Cleveland and was back to the hood, like the crack-selling hood. Creepin’ On Ah Come Up was out. Eternal was about to come out. And I was sitting in a crack house and shit. Not even actually a crack house. I was sitting in somebody’s house in the crack neighborhood and they showed it on the news, it’s like ‘Eazy-E died of AIDS’ That’s how I found out.”