The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the NBA Finals last night, so the city must be in a sour mood right now. Maybe Cleveland could take solace in how Krayzie Bone still exists. The rapper, born Anthony Henderson, turns 42 years old today (June 17).

Of course, Krayzie Bone is known for being one-fifth of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The group was discovered by the late Eazy-E, who signed them to his Ruthless Records. Bone Thugs released an independent album and an EP before putting out E. 1999 Eternal in 1995. The album is heralded by some as a classic. Bone Thugs' rapid-fire rhyming and cohesive harmonies showcased a versatility unheard of in hip-hop, and that style peaked with that album. E. 1999 Eternal also featured "Tha Crossroads," which is also known for its accompanying music video (mostly for its haunting angel of death and that ghost image of Eazy-E).

Bone Thugs continued on, but Krayzie Bone eventually decided to release his own solo albums. His first LP, Thug Mentality 1999, was a rare debut double album. Krayzie Bone recorded over 150 songs for the project. His hard work didn't go to waste; Thug Mentality 1999 went platinum. He released three more albums but none reached that level of success.

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