Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are among the only artists to work with both the late Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac before their deaths. Most notably, the group collaborated on the classic hit, “Notorious Thugs.”
In a recent interview with Vlad TV, member Bizzy Bone detailed how the song came together. According to rapper, both Puff Daddy and former manager Steve Lobel helped in put it together.
“We were all in the studio together, man. It was a wonderful thing,” Bizzy explained. “Actually, Stevie J, he produced the track. He don’t get enough credit. He produced the track… We laid the ground rules of it and then he had to learn it. We from the Midwest. He from the East Coast. It take a minute… He took it back home. He marinated with it and he made a hit. It’s a difference in — He was a musician, man. And he wanted the best product, the best material that he could. And that’s what he wanted. And that’s what he gave us. It was a hell of a verse.”
Bizzy later commented on working with Tupac on the song, “Thug Love,” saying his work ethic in the studio was “a one-hitter-quitter.”
“We were in the studio together. I actually got to see the man work and it was monumental,” he said. “It was a blessing… He was a one-hitter-quitter. He got in the studio and he was quick with it. One verse, add a couple of dubs, and he was done. His work ethic was crazy.”