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New Waves
New Waves
Newwavesbonethugs.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 23, 2017 (2017-06-23)
Recorded2016-2017
Length46:05
LabeleOne
Producer
Bone Thugs chronology
The Art of War: World War III
(2013)
New Waves
(2017)
Singles from New Waves
  1. "Coming Home"
    Released: March 24, 2017[1]
  2. "If Heaven Had a Cellphone"
    Released: June 9, 2017
  3. "Fantasy"
    Released: June 16, 2017

New Waves is the tenth studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs. It was released on June 23, 2017, by Entertainment One Music.[2] The album only consists of 2 out of 5 members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Krayzie Bone and Bizzy Bone; a duo simply known as "Bone Thugs").[3] The album features a large selection of guest appearances, including Stephen Marley, Tank, Jesse Rankins, Kaci Brown, Jazze Pha, the other Bone members (Layzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone), Jonathan Davis from nu metal band Korn, Bun B, Uncle Murda, Yelawolf, IYAZ, Eric Bellinger and more.[4]

The album's lead single, "Coming Home", was released on March 24, 2017. New Waves debuted at number 181 on the US Billboard 200.[5]

Background

The album features two of the five members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Krayzie Bone and Bizzy Bone) rapping with their "signature fast-rapping, singing style over an array of new sounds, including EDM and pop-tinged beats".[6]

In an interview with AllHipHop.com Krayzie Bone explained the meaning of the album:

This album is a breath of fresh air coming from Bone. We wanted to give this project a different look. That's where the album title comes from: New Waves. We will always be a group...we will always be Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, but this is different than from the norm. This is Bone Thugs.

-- Krayzie Bone, interview with allhiphop.com.[7]

Bizzy Bone also spoke on the creation process of the album and why they decided to choose eOne as the record label for the album:

We love the process of making music so this wasn't a hard album for us to make. We have so much history with not only eOne Music but with eOne Music President, Alan Grunblatt. He's the same dude we've had all our success with since E. 1999 Eternal.

-- Bizzy Bone, interview with allhiphop.com.[7]

Promotion

Singles

The album's lead single, "Coming Home" featuring Stephen Marley was released on March 24, 2017.[8] The song was produced by Damizza and Dutch producers Avedon & Clifford Golio. The song's accompanying music video was released on May 8, 2017.[9][10][11]

The album's second single, titled "If Heaven Had a Cellphone" featuring American R&B singer Tank was released on June 9, 2017 accompanied by a music video.[12][13][14] The track is a lyrical follow-up to the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony hit "Crossroads".[15]

The album's third single, titled "Fantasy" featuring Jesse Rankins was released on June 16, 2017 accompanied by a music video.[16][17]

Other songs

The music video for "Change the Story" featuring Uncle Murda was released on June 10, 2017.[18][19] In regards to "Change the Story," Bizzy said it was important for the group to acknowledge some of the rap legends who've passed on prematurely.[20]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX(3.7/5)[21]

Aaron Mckrell of HipHopDX gave the album a score of 3.7/5 and wrote: "This ain't your daddy's Bone. Want ominous ivory tickles and creepy basslines? Too bad; you're getting thumping bass and soaring robo-rhythms."[21]

Track listing

New Waves[22]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Coming Home" (featuring Stephen Marley)
2:55
2."If Heaven Had a Cellphone" (featuring Tank)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Durrell Babbs
  • Jeremy Ryan Hanlon
  • Brockett Aspniwall Parsons
  • Vincent van den Ende
  • Damizza
  • Avedon
2:39
3."Good Person" (featuring Joelle James)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Joelle James
  • Kyle Guisande
  • Devin Guisande
  • Vincent van den Ende
2:55
4."Fantasy" (featuring Jesse Rankins)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Jesse Rankins
  • Cimo Fränkel
  • Rik Anemma
  • Vincent van den Ende
  • Avedon
  • Cimo Fränkel[a]
  • Rik Anemma[a]
2:40
5."That Girl" (featuring Kaci Brown)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Kaci Brown
  • Vincent van den Ende
Avedon2:49
6."Let It All Out" (featuring Jazze Pha)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Phalon Alexander
  • Kyle Guisande
  • Devin Guisande
  • Dan Book
  • Vincent van den Ende
3:06
7."Waves" (featuring Layzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone)
4:12
8."Whatever Goes Up" (featuring Jonathan Davis)
Clifford Golio3:47
9."Cocaine Love" (featuring Bun B and Jesse Rankins)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Bernard Freeman
  • Jesse Rankins
  • Kyle Guisande
  • Devin Guisande
  • Vincent van den Ende
3:22
10."Bad Dream" (featuring Iyaz)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Keidran Jones
  • Kyle Guisande
  • Devin Guisande
  • Vincent van den Ende
2:43
11."Gravity" (featuring Yelawolf)
3:57
12."Bottleservice"
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Damion Young
  • Vincent van den Ende
2:50
13."Change the Story" (featuring Uncle Murda)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Leonard Grant
  • Diego Ave
  • Vincent van den Ende
  • Rachel West
Avedon4:07
14."Ruthless" (featuring Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone and Eric Bellinger)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Steven Howse
  • Stanley Howse
  • Eric Bellinger
  • Kyle Guisande
  • Devin Guisande
  • Vincent van den Ende
4:03
Total length:46:05
CD bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."Don't Let Go" (featuring Rico Love)
  • Avedon
  • Vincent Berry
2:58
Total length:49:03
Bonus track edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."My Way" (featuring DB Bantino)
  • Henderson
  • McCane
  • Desmond Barnes
  • Vincent van den Ende
Avedon2:42
Total length:48:48

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • "Good Person", "Cocaine Love" and "Bad Dream" contains additional vocals by Kyle and Devin
  • "Fantasy" contains additional vocals by Cimo Fränkel
  • "Waves" contains additional vocals by Yahusha Kalev
  • "Ruthless" contains additional instruments by Wouter Bossen

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[23] 3
US Billboard 200[24] 181
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 10

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Various June 23, 2017 [22]
CD [26][27]

References

  1. ^ "Coming Home (feat. Stephen Marley) - Single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Mitch Findlay (2017-06-16). "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Bone Thugs - New Waves [Album Stream] | Stream [New Mixtape]". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ James, Jesse (June 1, 2017). "Check Out The Tracklist For Bone Thugs 'New Waves' Album - Sways Universe". Swaysuniverse.com. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Navjosh (May 30, 2017). "Here's The Track List for Bone Thugs' Upcoming 'New Waves' Album". HipHop-N-More. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Bone Thugs - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Bone Thugs' 'New Waves' Album Is Available for Streaming [LISTEN]". Theboombox.com. 2015-10-05. Retrieved .
  7. ^ a b Mike Winslow (April 26, 2017). "Krayzie and Bizzy Bone Form Duo 'Bone Thugs' And Drop A New Single With Stephen Marley". allhiphop.com. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Bone Thugs Reconnect On New Single, "Coming Home"". Okayplayer.com. 2017-03-25. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Bone Thugs Rep Cleveland in 'Coming Home' Video With Stephen Marley - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Coming Home Feat. Stephen Marley | Stream [New Song]". Hotnewhiphop.com. 2017-03-26. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Vibe (2017-05-08). "Bone Thugs And Stephen Marley Release Their "Coming Home" Video". Vibe.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Bone Thugs And Tank Give "If Heaven Had a Cell Phone" The Visual Treatment". The Source. June 10, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Bone Thugs and Tank Want a Direct Line to the Afterlife in 'If Heaven Had a Cell Phone' Video - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ Findlay, Mitch (2017-06-09). "Bone Thugs Feat. Tank "If Heaven Had A Cell Phone" Video [New Video]". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Bone Thugs Premieres Video For "If Heaven Had A Cellphone" Feat. Tank". Gripmagazine.com. 2017-06-10. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Vibe (June 16, 2017). "Bone Thugs Debut "Fantasy" Video Featuring Jesse Rankins". Vibe.com. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ Legend (2017-06-18). "Bone Thugs - Fantasy (feat. Jesse Rankins)". Onsmash. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Bone Thugs & Uncle Murda Reflect In "Change The Story" Video". HipHopDX. Retrieved .
  19. ^ Vibe. "Bone Thugs, Uncle Murda Debut "Change The Story" Video". Vibe.com. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Bone Thugs Connect With Uncle Murda for 'Change the Story' Video [WATCH]". Theboombox.com. 2015-10-05. Retrieved .
  21. ^ a b McKrell, Aaron (2017-06-26). "Bone Thugs New Waves Album Review". HipHopDX. Retrieved .
  22. ^ a b "New Waves (Bonus Track Edition) by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017.
  23. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  24. ^ "Bone Thugs Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  25. ^ "Bone Thugs Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  26. ^ "New Waves by Bone Thugs: Amazon.co.: Music". Amazon.com.
  27. ^ "CD Bone Thugs - New Waves (CD):Expect More. Pay Less". Target. Retrieved 2017.

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