Release Date: May 8, 2007
Record label: Full Surface / Interscope
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony :: Strength & LoyaltyInterscope RecordsAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonEver since Bone Thugs-N-Harmony permanently changed their line-up from cuatro to trio consistency has become their hallmark. In fact the actual definition OF consistency fits to a T: "Agreement or harmony of parts or features to one another or a whole; ability to be asserted together without contradiction; harmony of conduct or practice with profession." That sums up their last album "Thug Stories" quite well - harmony between all members in relation to each other, the ability to roll as a crew and not fight, and a professional attitude about their music and careers. The evidence can be found in their recording schedule.
The title to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's 2007 comeback album, Strength & Loyalty, must be a reference to their fans. Despite handing in some forgettable efforts, emptying fans' wallets with too many solo and side projects, and promising new product and not delivering repeatedly, Bone always got a pass from faithful. Strength & Loyalty is also too heavy a title for an album so light and slick.