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|Released||June 23, 2017|
|Bone Thugs chronology|
|Singles from New Waves|
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. 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"). 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.
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".
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.
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.
The album's lead single, "Coming Home" featuring Stephen Marley was released on March 24, 2017. The song was produced by Damizza and Dutch producers Avedon & Clifford Golio. The song's accompanying music video was released on May 8, 2017.
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. The track is a lyrical follow-up to the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony hit "Crossroads".
The music video for "Change the Story" featuring Uncle Murda was released on June 10, 2017. 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.
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."
|1.||"Coming Home" (featuring Stephen Marley)||2:55|
|2.||"If Heaven Had a Cellphone" (featuring Tank)||2:39|
|3.||"Good Person" (featuring Joelle James)||2:55|
|4.||"Fantasy" (featuring Jesse Rankins)||2:40|
|5.||"That Girl" (featuring Kaci Brown)||Avedon||2:49|
|6.||"Let It All Out" (featuring Jazze Pha)||3:06|
|7.||"Waves" (featuring Layzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone)||4:12|
|8.||"Whatever Goes Up" (featuring Jonathan Davis)||Clifford Golio||3:47|
|9.||"Cocaine Love" (featuring Bun B and Jesse Rankins)||3:22|
|10.||"Bad Dream" (featuring Iyaz)||2:43|
|11.||"Gravity" (featuring Yelawolf)||3:57|
|13.||"Change the Story" (featuring Uncle Murda)||Avedon||4:07|
|14.||"Ruthless" (featuring Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone and Eric Bellinger)||4:03|
|15.||"Don't Let Go" (featuring Rico Love)||2:58|
|15.||"My Way" (featuring DB Bantino)||Avedon||2:42|
|New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)||3|
|US Billboard 200||181|
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||10|
|Various||June 23, 2017|||