This one has fascinated me since my teens. What is a Bone Thug? And does it require Harmony to be complete? Sadly, the true answer is nowhere near the philosophical mindbend my questions suggest. The Cleveland, Ohio band's name comes from none other than legendary N.W.A. co-founder Eazy E, who coined the name "Thugs N Harmony", which captured the "mean streets: vibe the group gave off, all the while taking note of the melodic backbone that gave them their trademark sound. The Bone handle comes from every member using it in their own names.
Speaking of coining terms, the Thugs may be originators of the "gangsta ghost" sub-genre, as witnessed in 'Crossroads':
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